The age of smoke : environmental policy in Germany and the United States, 1880-1970 / Frank Uekoetter.
By: Uekötter, Frank.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.History of the urban environment: Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2009. 2012)Description: 1 online resource (viii, 350 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780822973508; 0822973502.Uniform titles: Von der Rauchplage zur ökologischen Revolution. English Subject(s): Environmental policy -- United States -- History | Environmental policy -- Germany -- History | Smoke prevention -- United States -- History | Smoke prevention -- Germany -- History | Air quality management -- United States -- History | Air quality management -- Germany -- History | Air -- Pollution -- United States -- History | Air -- Pollution -- Germany -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Age of smoke.DDC classification: 363.738/70943 LOC classification: RA576.7.G3 | U3413 2009Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-340) and index.
The age of smoke -- Modern times, modern problems : controlling smoke, 1880-1914 -- Pollutants and politics : air pollution control between the wars -- Beyond the pall of smoke -- Going local, going national : the postwar divergence of environmental policy -- Forerunners and pioneers -- Environmental revolutions and evolutions -- Conclusion : Was the environmental revolution necessary?
Text in English; translated from the German.
Print version record.
In 1880, coal was the primary energy source for everything from home heating to industry. Regions where coal was readily available, such as the Ruhr Valley in Germany and western Pennsylvania in the United States, witnessed exponential growth-yet also suffered the greatest damage from coal pollution. These conditions prompted civic activism in the form of "anti-smoke" campaigns to attack the unsightly physical manifestations of coal burning. This early period witnessed significant cooperation between industrialists, government, and citizens to combat the smoke problem. It was not until the 1960.