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London: Water and the Making of the Modern City

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As people crowded into British cities in the nineteenth century, industrial and biological waste byproducts and then epidemic followed. Britons died by the thousands in recurring plagues. Figures like Edwin Chadwick and John Snow pleaded for measures that could save lives and preserve the social fabric.

The solution that prevailed was the novel idea that British towns must
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Hardcover, 232 pages
Published April 15th 2013 by University of Pittsburgh Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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