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Melosi, Martin V. 1947-

Overview
Works: 56 works in 155 publications in 1 language and 6,623 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Encyclopedias  Bibliography  Case studies 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: TD788, 363.610973
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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 )
6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sanitary city : urban infrastructure in America from colonial times to the present by Martin V Melosi ( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 801 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 : 1880-1980 by Martin V Melosi ( Book )
8 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Coping with abundance : energy and environment in industrial America by Martin V Melosi ( Book )
7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Garbage in the cities : refuse, reform, and the environment by Martin V Melosi ( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 610 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 )
5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thomas A. Edison and the modernization of America by Martin V Melosi ( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Effluent America : cities, industry, energy, and the environment by Martin V Melosi ( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Precious commodity : providing water for America's cities by Martin V Melosi ( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history of large federal dams planning, design, and construction in the era of big dams by David P Billington ( )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 235 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
Energy metropolis : an environmental history of Houston and the Gulf Coast ( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Environment ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 8: Environment
Public history and the environment ( Book )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Urban public policy : historical modes and methods ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Energy capitals : local impact, global influence ( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 53 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. "--
Bibliography on urban pollution problems in American cities from the mid-nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries by Martin V Melosi ( Book )
1 edition 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 )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Atomic age America by Martin V Melosi ( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pragmatic environmentalist, sanitary engineer George E. Waring, Jr. by Martin V Melosi ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The new encyclopedia of Southern culture by University of Mississippi ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 9: Literature
 
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Alternative Names
Melosi, Martin 1947-
Melosi, Martin Victor 1947-
Languages
English (111)
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