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By Martin V. Melosi

Immersed of their on-demand, hugely consumptive, and disposable life, so much city american citizens take with no consideration the applied sciences that offer them with potable water, eliminate their trash, and technique their wastewater. those important prone, notwithstanding, are the byproduct of many many years of improvement by means of engineers, sanitarians, and civic planners. 

In The Sanitary City, Martin V. Melosi assembles a complete, completely researched and referenced historical past of sanitary companies in city the United States. He examines the evolution of water provide, sewage structures, and strong waste disposal in the course of 3 detailed eras: The Age of Miasmas (pre-1880); The Bacteriological Revolution (1880-1945); and the hot Ecology (1945 to present-day). 

Originally released in 2000, this abridged version contains up-to-date textual content and bibliographic fabrics. The Sanitary City is a necessary source for these attracted to environmental heritage, environmental engineering, technological know-how and know-how, city experiences, and public health.

Winner of:
George Perkins Marsh Prize from the yankee Society for Environmental historical past city background organization Prize for the simplest booklet in North American city History
Abel Wolman Prize from the general public Works ancient Society
Sidney Edelstein Prize from the Society for the historical past of Technology

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