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A Mighty Capital under Threat: The Environmental History of London, 1800-2000
edited by Bill Luckin and Peter Thorsheim
University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020
Cloth: 978-0-8229-4610-6 | eISBN: 978-0-8229-8744-4
Library of Congress Classification GE160.G7M54 2020
Dewey Decimal Classification 942.108

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Demographically, nineteenth-century London, or what Victorians called the “new Rome,” first equaled, then superseded its ancient ancestor. By the mid-eighteenth century, the British capital had already developed into a global city. Sustained by its enormous empire, between 1800 and the First World War London ballooned in population and land area. Nothing so vast had previously existed anywhere. A Mighty Capital under Threat investigates the environmental history of one of the world’s global cities and the largest city in the United Kingdom. Contributors cover the feeding of London, waste management, movement between the city’s numerous districts, and the making and shaping of the environmental sciences in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
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