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Bulldozer in the Countryside Suburban Sprawl and the Rise of American Environmentalism

ISBN-10: 0521804906
ISBN-13: 9780521804905
Edition: 2001
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Description: Analysing the successes and failures of the varied efforts to address the environmental consequences of suburban growth from 1945 to 1970, this volume offers a historical perspective into the alternatives to suburban sprawl.

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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/23/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 332
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Analysing the successes and failures of the varied efforts to address the environmental consequences of suburban growth from 1945 to 1970, this volume offers a historical perspective into the alternatives to suburban sprawl.

Adam Rome teaches environmental history and environmental nonfiction at the University of Delaware. Before earning his Ph.D. in history, he worked for seven years as a journalist. His first book, The Bulldozer in the Countryside: Suburban Sprawl and the Rise of American Environmentalism, won the Frederick Jackson Turner Award and the Lewis Mumford Prize.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Levitt's Progress: The Rise of the Suburban-Industrial Complex
From the Solar House to the All-Electric Home: The Postwar Debates over Heating and Cooling
Septic-Tank Suburbia: The Problem of Waste Disposal at the Metropolitan Fringe
Open Space: The First Protests against the Bulldozed Landscape
Where Not to Build: The Campaigns to Protect Wetlands, Hillsides, and Floodplains
Water, Soil, and Wildlife: The Federal Critiques of Tract-House Development
Toward a Land Ethic: The Quiet Revolution in Land-Use Regulation
Conclusion
Selected Bibliography
Index

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