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Shock Cities: The Environmental Transformation and Reform of Manchester and Chicago

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Shock Cities is environmental history of the highest order. This searching work is the first trans-Atlantic study to examine the industrial city in holistic terms, looking at the transformation of its land, water, and air. Harold L. Platt demonstrates how the creation of industrial ecologies spurred the reorganization of urban areas into separate spheres, unhealthy slums i ...more
Hardcover, 592 pages
Published May 22nd 2005 by University Of Chicago Press
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