Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
"This book is based on an immense amount of source and literature research and is well written. In sum, Uekoetter's book fills a big void in environmental history."
"Offer[s] unique insights . . . Environmentalists as well as those with interests in German and U.S. history will gain much from this work."
"Elegantly written. The myth Uekoetter most effectively debunks is the belief that successful pollutant control only began with the modern environmental movement. He is one of several contemporary environmental historians looking seriously at Progressive-Era efforts at conservation, preservation, and protoenvironmentalism to make the link between earlier efforts and present day ones."
--German Studies Review
"Readily reveals the remarkable amount of research Uekoetter undertook on two continents in preparing this book. Simply in undertaking this large and difficult task, Uekoetter's work is an accomplishment."
--Technology and Culture
"An ambitious work . . . uniquely expansive. The expanse [leads] directly to his interesting conclusions. After decades of writing municipal and regional histories, it is time for environmental historians to broaden their scope, and to think about the age of environmentalism in the way that Uekoetter approaches 'The Age of Smoke.'"
--Business History Review
"Ambitious, clearly written, and thoroughly documented . . . a worthy addition to any environmental historian's bookshelf."
"Perhaps most notable is Uekoetter's eloquent historical critique of the instinctive tendency among some environmentalists to view industry as an implacable foe rather than potential collaborator in the reduction of air pollution. Industrialists and engineers often acted as valued partners in smoke-abatement efforts; the account he presents is therefore not one that pits ecological concerns firmly against economic interests. If there is a lesson to be learned from the 'age of smoke, ' it is, according to Uekoetter, the importance of compromise and cooperation achieving real environmental improvements."
--Central European History
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