The Resource Devastation and renewal : an environmental history of Pittsburgh and its region, edited by Joel A. Tarr

Devastation and renewal : an environmental history of Pittsburgh and its region, edited by Joel A. Tarr

Label
Devastation and renewal : an environmental history of Pittsburgh and its region
Title
Devastation and renewal
Title remainder
an environmental history of Pittsburgh and its region
Statement of responsibility
edited by Joel A. Tarr
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Today, the steel industry that defined Pittsburgh for over a century is virtually gone. The sky is blue, fish swim in the rivers, and the hillsides are green and lush. The people enjoy access to many large public parks and trails." "In Devastation and Renewal, environmental scholars examine Pittsburgh's process of reclamation, as well as how power was used to cause change or prevent it, and who benefited from environmental initiatives and why. The authors assert that there is still a long road ahead for reclamation and conservation. If a lesson may be taken from history, it is that changes will come along circuitous routes as they have before, often springing from self-interest, and obstructed by battles among competing, civic groups, regional and national government agencies, individuals, and corporations."--Jacket
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
363.7/009748/86
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GE155.P4
LC item number
D48 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
History of the urban environment
Label
Devastation and renewal : an environmental history of Pittsburgh and its region, edited by Joel A. Tarr
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-267) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Some thoughts about the Pittsburgh environment / Joel A. Tarr -- The interaction of natural and built environments in the Pittsburgh landscape / Edward K. Muller and Joel A. Tarr -- River city / Edward K. Muller -- Critical decisions in Pittsburgh water and wastewater treatment / Joel A. Tarr and Terry F. Yosie -- Acid mine drainage and Pittsburgh's water quality / Nicholas Casner -- How, when, and for whom was smoke a problem in Pittsburgh? / Angela Gugliotta -- Revisiting Donora, Pennsylvania's 1948 air pollution disaster / Lynn Page Snyder -- Strategies for clean air : the Pittsburgh and Allegheny county smoke control movements, 1940-1960 / Sherie R. Mershon and Joel A. Tarr -- Slag in the park / Andrew S. McElwaine -- Beyond celebration : Pittsburgh and its region in the environmental era--notes by a participant observer / Samuel P. Hays
Control code
ocn607038393
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 281 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822972860
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt6b53x7
  • 93342ec6-135e-4d1e-85b7-204024d4c5f9
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32115465
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)607038393
  • pebcs0822972867
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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