“I have no doubt that Inventing Pollution will remain the best text in its field for many years.”
Mark Cioc, author of The Rhine: An Eco-Biography, 18152000
“Drawing on an impressive range of source materials, including some excellent photographs, cartoons and advertisements, this concise and clearly-written study explores public understandings of air pollution in Britain over the past two centuries.”
Journal of Social History
“A well crafted and engaging book...Thorsheim demonstrates a level of knowledge about the relevant policies, technologies, and industries that is first rate.... Anybody interested in the story of how an industrial society learned to manage its interactions with the physical environment would benefit from reading Inventing Pollution."
Business History Review