The Search for the Ultimate Sink: Urban Pollution in Historical Perspective
The Search for the Ultimate Sink: Urban Pollution in Historical Perspective stands alone in its scholarly depth and scope. Tarr’s essays explore not only the technical solutions to waste disposal, but also the policy issues involved in the trade-offs among public health, environmental quality, and the difficulties and costs of pollution control, and all this against the broader background of changes in civic and professional values.
Any reader concerned with the interactive history of technology, the environment, and the American city will find in The Search for the Ultimate Sink an informative and compelling account of pollution problems from the past and a serious guide to urban policies for the future.
“Over the years Joel Tarr's work has earned him the place as the dean of urban environmental historians. His research and writings are what we all turn to when we begin our own studies.” —Sam Bass Warner Jr.
“Tarr has prepared one of the premier books on environmental history, a relatively new discipline.” —Choice
University of Akron Press
Technology, Environment, Public policy, Public health
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Tarr, Joel A., "The Search for the Ultimate Sink: Urban Pollution in Historical Perspective" (1996). The University of Akron Press Publications. 32.