Nature's entrepôt : Philadelphia's urban sphere and its environmental thresholds /

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Other Authors / Creators:Black, Brian, 1966-
Chiarappa, Michael J.
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2012.
Series:History of the urban environment.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction / Brian C. Black
  • Ideal and reality in the early city
  • William Penn's Philadelphia : the land and the plan / Craig Zabel
  • "Pro bono publico" : ecology, history, and the creation of Philadelphia's fairmount park system / Elizabeth Milroy
  • The rise and fall of yellow fever in Philadelphia, 1793-1805 / Thomas Apel
  • Locating patterns of industry and commerce in the expanding city
  • Bone boilers : nineteenth-century green businessmen? / Donna J. Rilling
  • "Publick service" versus "mans properties" : dock creek and the origin of urban technology in eighteenth-century Philadelphia / Michal McMahon
  • Industrial suburbs : environmental liabilities or assets? / Carolyn T. Adams
  • Landscape transformation in the growing city
  • The grid versus nature : the history and legacy of topographical change in Philadelphia / Adam Levine
  • Fed by the adjoining waters : the Delaware estuary's marine resources and the shaping of Philadelphia's metropolitan orbit / Michael J. Chiarappa
  • Metropolitan Philadelphia : sprawl, shrinkage, and sustainability / Robert J. Mason
  • Confronting the ecologies of the modern city
  • Restoring Mill creek : landscape, literacy, environmental history, and city planning and design / Anne Whiston Spirn
  • Saving ourselves by acting locally : the historical progression of grassroots environmental justice activism in the Philadelphia area, 1981-2001 / Diane Sicotte
  • Planning the food secure city : Philadelphia's agriculture, retrospect and prospect / Domenic Vitiello
  • Wolves in the Wissahickon : deer, humans, and the problem of ecology in an urban park / Ann N. Greene
  • Contributors
  • Notes
  • Index.