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Bulldozer in the Countryside : Suburban Sprawl and the Rise of American Environmentalism (01 Edition)

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Scholarly history of efforts to reduce the environmental costs of US suburban development.

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The Bulldozer in the Countryside is the first scholarly history of efforts to reduce the environmental costs of suburban development in the United States. The book offers a new account of two of the most important historical events in the period since World War II--the mass migration to the suburbs and the rise of the environmental movement. This work offers a valuable historical perspective for scholars, professionals, and citizens interested in the issue of suburban sprawl.

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This is the first scholarly history of efforts to reduce the environmental costs of suburban development in the United States. The book offers a new account of two of the most important historical events since 1945 - the mass migration to the suburbs and the rise of the environmental movement.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Levitt's progress: the rise of the suburban-industrial complex; 2. From the solar house to the all-electric home: the postwar debates over heating and cooling; 3. Septic-tank suburbia: the problem of waste disposal at the metropolitan fringe; 4. Open space: the first protests against the bulldozed landscape; 5. Where not to build: the campaigns to protect wetlands, hillsides, and floodplains; 6. Water, soil, and wildlife: the federal critiques of tract-house development; 7. Toward a land ethic: the quiet revolution in land-use regulation; Conclusion.

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ISBN:
9780521804905
Author:
Rome, Adam Ward
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Crosby, Alfred W.
Author:
Worster, Donald
Author:
Rome, Adam
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Natural Resources
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Environmentalism
Subject:
Suburbs
Subject:
Environmentalism -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Suburbs--Environmental aspects--United States--History
Subject:
Suburbs - Environmental aspects -
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Studies in Environment and History
Series Volume:
TR-WRP-RE-21
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
19 b/w illus.
Pages:
332
Dimensions:
9.19x6.01x.94 in. .99 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Scholarly history of efforts to reduce the environmental costs of US suburban development.
"Synopsis" by , The Bulldozer in the Countryside is the first scholarly history of efforts to reduce the environmental costs of suburban development in the United States. The book offers a new account of two of the most important historical events in the period since World War II--the mass migration to the suburbs and the rise of the environmental movement. This work offers a valuable historical perspective for scholars, professionals, and citizens interested in the issue of suburban sprawl.
"Synopsis" by , This is the first scholarly history of efforts to reduce the environmental costs of suburban development in the United States. The book offers a new account of two of the most important historical events since 1945 - the mass migration to the suburbs and the rise of the environmental movement.
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