The Bulldozer in the Countryside: Suburban Sprawl and the Rise of American Environmentalism / Edition 1

The Bulldozer in the Countryside: Suburban Sprawl and the Rise of American Environmentalism / Edition 1

by Adam Rome
     
 

Scholarly history of efforts to reduce the environmental costs of US suburban development.See more details below

Overview

Scholarly history of efforts to reduce the environmental costs of US suburban development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521804905
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/23/2001
Series:
Studies in Environment and History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
332
Sales rank:
712,308
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Levitt's progress: the rise of the suburban-industrial complex; 2. From the solar house to the all-electric home: the postwar debates over heating and cooling; 3. Septic-tank suburbia: the problem of waste disposal at the metropolitan fringe; 4. Open space: the first protests against the bulldozed landscape; 5. Where not to build: the campaigns to protect wetlands, hillsides, and floodplains; 6. Water, soil, and wildlife: the federal critiques of tract-house development; 7. Toward a land ethic: the quiet revolution in land-use regulation; Conclusion.

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