|Environmental History of Britain since the Industr||
Environmental History of Britain since the Industr
|35.90||approx. 7-9 days|
The present and future state of the environment gives rise to increasing concern, but much less is known about the past: the damage that has been done since, and by, the Industrial Revolution; how far our predecessors were aware of it; the steps they took; and the gradual development of a wider concern for the state of the world and our impact on it. This pioneering survey is a substantial contribution to that understanding.
* traces the physical effects of industrialisation and population growth
* considers the economic consequences of using up finite resources
* examines the development of our environmental consciousness
List of Abbreviations.
List of Illustrations.
Part One: Pollution and amenity.
2. The age of smoke and smells.
3. From smoke abatement to global warming.
4. Water resources under strain.
5. Land loss and reclamation.
6. Towards a green and pleasant land.
Part two: The Prodigal Economy - and its reform?
8. Metals and minerals.
9. Any old iron?
10. By products.
11. Conclusion: economic growth and the environment.
'Clearly written, and innocent of scientific jargon, both natural and social, it will provide a good basic text not only for students of history, but also for those of geography, ecology, planning, and (one would like to hope) business studies.'