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The Great Stink of London: Sir Joseph Bazalgette and the Cleansing of the Victorian Capital

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In the sweltering summer of 1858 the stink of sewage from the polluted Thames was so offensive that it drove Members of Parliament from the chamber of the House of Commons. Sewage generated by a population of over two million Londoners was pouring into the river and was being carried to and fro by the tides. The Times called the crisis "The Great Stink". Parliament had to act - drastic measures were required to clean the Thames and to improve London's primitive system of sanitation. The great engineer entrusted by Parliament with this enormous task was Sir Joseph Bazalgette. This book is an account of his life and work.

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This fascinating account of Bazalgette's life and work details his revolutionary sewer system still serving London today.

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An account of the life and work of Sir Joseph Bazalgette, the engineer who designed and built the system of intercepting sewers, pumping stations and treatment works that cleaned up Victorian London.

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Stephen Halliday is the author of The Great Filth: Disease, Death and the Victorian City, and Newgate.

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ISBN:
9780750925808
Foreword:
Hart-Davis, Adam
Author:
Hart-Davis, Adam
Author:
Halliday, Stephen
Publisher:
Sutton Publishing
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Modern - 19th Century
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
World History-England General
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20010231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.5 x 0.56 in 1 lb

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