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Author Uekotter, Frank, 1970-
Title Von der Rauchplage zur okologischen Revolution. English
The age of smoke : environmental policy in Germany and the United States, 1880-1970 / Frank Uekoetter.
Imprint Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009.
2009

Author Uekotter, Frank, 1970-
Series History of the urban environment
History of the urban environment.
University of Pittsburgh Press Digital Editions
University of Pittsburgh Digital Collections
Subject Environmental policy -- United States -- History.
Environmental policy -- Germany -- History.
Smoke prevention -- United States -- History.
Smoke prevention -- Germany -- History.
Air quality management -- United States -- History.
Air quality management -- Germany -- History.
Air -- Pollution -- United States -- History.
Air -- Pollution -- Germany -- History.
Smoke -- adverse effects.
Public Health.
History, 20th Century.
History, 19th Century.
Environment.
Coal -- adverse effects.
Air Pollutants -- adverse effects.
Air Pollution -- prevention & control.
United States.
Germany.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 350 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-340) and index.
Contents The age of smoke -- Modern times, modern problems : controlling smoke, 1880-1914 -- Pollutants and politics : air pollution control between the wars -- Beyond the pall of smoke -- Going local, going national : the postwar divergence of environmental policy -- Forerunners and pioneers -- Environmental revolutions and evolutions -- Conclusion : Was the environmental revolution necessary?
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Digital Research Library. (University of Pittsburgh Press Digital Editions)
Note Text in English; translated from the German.
Print version record.
Summary In 1880, coal was the primary energy source for everything from home heating to industry. Regions where coal was readily available, such as the Ruhr Valley in Germany and western Pennsylvania in the United States, witnessed exponential growth-yet also suffered the greatest damage from coal pollution. These conditions prompted civic activism in the form of "anti-smoke" campaigns to attack the unsightly physical manifestations of coal burning. This early period witnessed significant cooperation between industrialists, government, and citizens to combat the smoke problem. It was not until the 1960
ISBN 9780822973508 (electronic bk.)
0822973502 (electronic bk.)
1322096449
9781322096445
0822943646 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780822943648 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0822960125 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780822960126 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 40016407454
OCLC # 794927929
Additional Format Print version: Von der Rauchplage zur okologischen Revolution. English. Age of smoke. Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009 0822943646 (DLC) 2008037355 (OCoLC)228363884



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