Dams Parks and Politics

Dams  Parks and Politics

This book is a chronicle of the myopia and gamesmanship that dominated Americans' understanding of their environment on the eve of the nation's ecology crisis. Based almost entirely on primary sources, Elmo Richardson's study examines the interplay between the national

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Europe s Third World

Europe s Third World

Economic historians have perennially addressed the intriguing question of comparative development, asking why some countries develop much faster and further than others. Focusing primarily on Europe between 1914 and 1939, this present volume explores the development of thirteen countries that could be

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A New Science

A New Science

In this book Mazlish examines the historical origins of sociology, looking closely at how what he terms the "cash nexus"--the omnipresent substitution of money for personal relations--was perceived as changing the nature of human relations in the 19th century

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London s Markets

London s Markets

London is a City of Markets: markets in meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, money, insurance, shipping and, occasionally, in stolen goods. Stephen Halliday’s book is a comprehensive account of the often lurid and controversial history of its markets from Roman

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