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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most impor ...more
Paperback, Reprint of the 1661 ed., 26 pages
Published 1976 by The Rota (first published 1661)
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Interesante a más no poder. John Evelyn no sólo presentó proyectos para reconstruir Londres después del gran incendio de 1666, sino que antes también se mostró preocupado por la presencia del humo de carbón en la ciudad. Fue como leer un libro ecologista de 1661 (el término "ecologista" lo uso con pinzas, porque en esa época el cuidado del medio ambiente no se entendía como tal). Evelyn explica los efectos nocivos de la nube de humo en la salud de los habitantes y hasta habla de cuestiones estét ...more
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If there's any piece of 17th century literature that highlights problems with London that echo into today's context, it's this short essay by John Evelyn. A great read for those interested in how early environmentalist thought responded to cityscapes. Note the descriptions of "smoake" that seems hauntingly familiar to our "smog" that encapsulates cities all across the spectrum, both large and small. Although Evelyn worries about the potential effects of smog on the aesthetics and museums of Lond ...more
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John Evelyn was an English writer, gardener and diarist.

Evelyn's diaries or Memoirs are largely contemporaneous with those of the other noted diarist of the time, Samuel Pepys, and cast considerable light on the art, culture and politics of the time (he witnessed the deaths of Charles I and Oliver Cromwell, the last Great Plague of London, and the Great Fire of London in 1666). Over the years, Eve
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