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Melosi, Martin V. 1947-

Overview
Works: 83 works in 231 publications in 1 language and 9,975 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Encyclopedias  Case studies  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: TD788, 363.610973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Martin V Melosi
The shadow of Pearl Harbor : political controversy over the surprise attack, 1941-1946 by Martin V Melosi( Book )

11 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garbage in the cities : refuse, reform, and the environment : 1880-1980 by Martin V Melosi( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coping with abundance : energy and environment in industrial America by Martin V Melosi( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sanitary city : urban infrastructure in America from colonial times to the present by Martin V Melosi( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors examines water supply and waste disposal in U.S. cities from Colonial times to the present day
Garbage in the cities : refuse, reform, and the environment by Martin V Melosi( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As recently as the 1880s, most American cities had no effective means of collecting and removing the mountains of garbage, refuse, and manure--over a thousand tons a day in New York City alone--that clogged streets and overwhelmed the senses of residents. In his landmark study, Garbage in the Cities, Martin Melosi offered the first history of efforts begun in the Progressive Era to clean up this mess. Since it was first published, Garbage in the Cities has remained one of the best historical treatments of the subject. This thoroughly revised and updated edition includes two new chapters that expand the discussion of developments since World War I. It also offers a discussion of the reception of the first edition, and an examination of the ways solid waste management has become more federally regulated in the last quarter of the twentieth century. Melosi traces the rise of sanitation engineering, accurately describes the scope and changing nature of the refuse problem in U.S. cities, reveals the sometimes hidden connections between industrialization and pollution, and discusses the social agendas behind many early cleanliness programs
Pollution and reform in American cities, 1870-1930( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas A. Edison and the modernization of America by Martin V Melosi( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Effluent America : cities, industry, energy, and the environment by Martin V Melosi( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What's the difference between an anthill and a city? Protection from weather and predators, living and working quarters, transportation networks, food storage capability - all these they hold in common. And while there are obvious differences between humans and ants, both exist in the same space and time dimension - in nature. This simple idea, imagining cities as part of the larger physical world, has driven the work of the historian Martin Melosi for twenty-five years. Melosi is one of a handful of scholars who examine urban history from an ecological perspective, using the city to help define the place of nature in human life. Cities, he maintains, are places where humans live, work, play, consume goods, and make waste - just as humans have in caves, on farms, and in villages. To imagine the city as outside of nature limits what can be known about our past, and our future. Effluent America is a collection of essays spanning this innovative scholar's career and the growing field of urban environmental history. Garbage, wastewater, hazardous waste: these are the lenses through which Melosi views nineteenth- and twentieth-century America. In broad overviews and specific case studies, Effluent America treats the relationship between industrial expansion and urban growth from an ecological perspective. He charts the development of city services, the rationale for their implementation, and how they affected growth. He explores the environmental impacts of unprecedented methods of production, the influence of new forms of energy, and changing patterns of consumption during the Industrial Revolution and beyond. In so doing, he traces how one of the richest nations in the world became also the most wasteful, a juxtaposition of affluence and effluence. Other essays consider the important role of American cities in the history of the conservation and environmental movements. Melosi sketches the reforms and reformers, born out of such urban "quality of life" issues as pollution, sanitation, public health, and the need for greenspace. He also profiles the environmental justice movement, whose response to environmental problems is a question - Who bears the most risk? Urban environmental history is a window on the past, but it also directly informs issues of the present: public health, pollution, the role of government in delivering services, etc. Effluent America is an important volume for students of history and urban affairs, as well as for policymakers and all those concerned about the one world we inhabit
Precious commodity : providing water for America's cities by Martin V Melosi( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As an essential resource, water has been the object of warfare, political wrangling, and individual and corporate abuse. It has also become an object of commodification, with multinational corporations vying for water supply contracts in many countries. In Precious Commodity, Martin V. Melosi examines water resources in the United States and addresses whether access to water is an inalienable right of citizens, and if government is responsible for its distribution as a public good. Melosi provides historical background on the construction, administration, and adaptability of water supply
Energy metropolis : an environmental history of Houston and the Gulf Coast by Martin V Melosi( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public history and the environment( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sanitary city : environmental services in urban America from colonial times to the present by Martin V Melosi( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urban public policy : historical modes and methods( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environment( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Energy capitals : local impact, global influence by Joseph A Pratt( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fossil fuels propelled industries and nations into the modern age and continue to powerfully influence economies and politics today. As Energy Capitals demonstrates, the discovery and exploitation of fossil fuels has proven to be a mixed blessing in many of the cities and regions where it has occurred. With case studies from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Norway, Africa, and Australia, this volume views a range of older and more recent energy capitals, contrasts their evolutions, and explores why some capitals were able to influence global trends in energy production and distribution while others failed to control even their own destinies. Chapters show how local and national politics, social structures, technological advantages, education systems, capital, infrastructure, labor force, supply and demand, and other factors have affected the ability of a region to develop and control its own fossil fuel reserves. The contributors also view the environmental impact of energy industries and demonstrate how, in the depletion of reserves or a shift to new energy sources, regions have or have not been able to recover economically. The cities of Tampico, Mexico, and Port Gentil, Gabon, have seen their oil deposits exploited by international companies with little or nothing to show in return and at a high cost environmentally. At the opposite extreme, Houston, Texas, has witnessed great economic gain from its oil, natural gas, and petrochemical industries. Its growth, however, has been tempered by the immense strain on infrastructure and the human transformation of the natural environment. In another scenario, Perth, Australia, Calgary, Alberta, and Stavanger, Norway have benefitted as the closest established cities with administrative and financial assets for energy production that was developed hundreds of miles away. Whether coal, oil, or natural gas, the essays offer important lessons learned over time and future considerations for the best ways to capture the benefits of energy development while limiting the cost to local populations and environments
The history of large federal dams : planning, design, and construction in the era of big dams by David P Billington( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The objectives of the study were twofold: a history of federal dam development, concentrating on key projects and river systems, and the drafting of documents to assist cultural resource managers and others interested in nominating dams to the National Historic Landmarks program"--Preface
Atomic age America by Martin V Melosi( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliography on urban pollution problems in American cities from the mid-nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries by Martin V Melosi( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dallas-Fort Worth : politics, economy, and demography since World War II by Martin V Melosi( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in Undetermined and English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new encyclopedia of southern culture by University of Mississippi( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 8: Environment
 
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The sanitary city : urban infrastructure in America from colonial times to the present
Alternative Names
Martin V. Melosi American historian

Martin V. Melosi Amerikaans historicus

Melosi, Martin 1947-

Melosi, Martin Victor 1947-

Languages
English (145)

Covers
Garbage in the cities : refuse, reform, and the environmentThomas A. Edison and the modernization of AmericaEffluent America : cities, industry, energy, and the environmentPrecious commodity : providing water for America's citiesEnergy metropolis : an environmental history of Houston and the Gulf CoastPublic history and the environmentThe sanitary city : environmental services in urban America from colonial times to the presentUrban public policy : historical modes and methods