The Great Stink of London: Sir Joseph Bazalgette and the Cleansing of the Victorian Capital
In the sweltering summer of 1858 the stink of sewage from the polluted river Thames was extremely offensive. Engineer Sir Joseph Bazalgette was chosen to change the city's outdated sanitation system. This text examines his great achievement.
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Review: The Great Stink of London: Sir Joseph Bazalgette and the Cleansing of the Victorian MetropolisUser Review - Caroline - Goodreads
What a great pleasure it was to learn about my hero, Joseph Bazalgette, and his astonishing achievements. The book was well set out and easy to read. I particularly liked the boxes giving short ... Read full review
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Halliday gives a clear historical account of what Thames looked like during the Victorian era--a river infested with waste and disease--and how one man changed it. The Thames river's transformation ...
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