Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 658 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm
"Remaking Boston will open your eyes to the environmental history of a great city and its surroundings. Harbor, hills, countryside, and climate--from the ice age to the Big Dig--this fascinating and original book reveals layer after layer of Boston's environmental geography and history. Take this book on an urban exploration."
--James Rodger Fleming, Colby College
"Provides an outstanding model for considering the physical and human realities of urban space in America. How European (and later American) Bostonians changed the physical space around them reflects patterns of governance, enterprise, and social hierarchy that resulted in the unique landscape we inherited and continue to shape."
"A most valuable contribution to urban environmental history. Particularly distinctive is its thoroughly multidisciplinary approach, in which scholarly concern for past perceptions of the environment is matched by deep knowledge of the processes that shaped it."
--Michael P. Conzen, University of Chicago
"Provides a host of important insights drawn from the authors' broad expertise. Historians seeking examples of cross-fertilisation with other discilines would do well to begin here."
--Environment and History
"Stylistically, the essays are presented almost with one voice. They emphasize short, precise chapters that highlight fascinating nuggets of information, often shattering the reader's preconceived notions. . . both readable and enjoyable."
--Historical Journal of Massachusetts
"Helps the reader see and understand the many traces of earlier versions of [Boston] in today's landscape and activities, and it makes the reader muse about what preconceptions in our own day may influence future transformations of this city."
--Journal of Regional Science
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