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

ISBN-10: 0521804906

ISBN-13: 9780521804905

Edition: 2001

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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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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: 1.254
Language: English

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.

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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
Selected Bibliography
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