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A Mighty Capital Under Threat (Hardback)

The Environmental History of London, 1800-2000

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Imprint: University of Pittsburgh Press
Series: History of the Urban Environment
Pages: 288
Illustrations: 10 maps
ISBN: 9780822946106
Published: 30th September 2020
Casemate UK Academic

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Demographically, nineteenth-century London, or what Victorians called the “new Rome,” first equaled, then superseded its ancient ancestor. By the mid-eighteenth century, the British capital had already developed into a global city. Sustained by its enormous empire, between 1800 and the First World War London ballooned in population and land area. Nothing so vast had previously existed anywhere. A Mighty Capital under Threat investigates the environmental history of one of the world’s global cities and the largest city in the United Kingdom. Contributors cover the feeding of London, waste management, movement between the city’s numerous districts, and the making and shaping of the environmental sciences in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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