The Resource Eating smoke : fire in urban America, 1800-1950, Mark Tebeau

Eating smoke : fire in urban America, 1800-1950, Mark Tebeau

Label
Eating smoke : fire in urban America, 1800-1950
Title
Eating smoke
Title remainder
fire in urban America, 1800-1950
Statement of responsibility
Mark Tebeau
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Shows how the changing practices of firefighters, the strategies of insurers, and the rise of urban building codes eventually combined to conquer the popular fear of fire while also shaping the built landscape of American cities."--Cover
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
363.37/0973/091732
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TH9503
LC item number
.T43 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Eating smoke : fire in urban America, 1800-1950, Mark Tebeau
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The problem of fire -- I: Smoke -- Workshops of democracy: the invention of volunteer firefighting -- The business of safety: the American fire insurance industry, 800-1850 -- II: Fire -- Statistics, maps, and morals: making fire risk objective, 1850-1875 -- Muscle and steam: establishing municipal fire departments, 1850-1875 -- III: Water -- Disciplining the city: everyday practice and mapping risk, 1875-1900 -- Becoming heroes: a new standard for urban fire safety, 1875-1900 -- IV: Paper -- Consuming safety: fire prevention and fire risk in the twentieth century -- Eating smoke: rational heroes in the twentieth century -- Fighting fire in postwar America
Control code
ocn861693010
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 425 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421412504
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b33893895
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861693010
  • pebcs1421412500
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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