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Bulldozer in the Countryside : Suburban Sprawl and the Rise of American Environmentalism (01 Edition)by Adam Ward Rome
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Scholarly history of efforts to reduce the environmental costs of US suburban development.
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.
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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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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