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Precious Commodity: Providing Water for America’s Cities

Martin V. Melosi - BUSINESS & ECONOMICS - 2011 - 288 pages
As an essential resource, water has been the object of warfare, political wrangling, and individual and corporate abuse. It has also become an object of commodification, with ...
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Effluent America: Cities, Industry, Energy, and the Environment

Martin V. Melosi - Science - 2000 - 344 pages
Garbage, wastewater, hazardous waste: these are the lenses through which Melosi views nineteenth- and twentieth-century America. In broad overviews and specific case studies ...
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Garbage In The Cities: Refuse Reform and the Environment

Martin V. Melosi - Science - 2004 - 320 pages
As recently as the 1880s, most American cities had no effective means of collecting and removing the mountains of garbage, refuse, and manure-over a thousand tons a day in New ...
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Voice of the Marketplace: A History of the National Petroleum Council

Joseph A. Pratt, William H. Becker, William M. McClenahan - Business & Economics - 2002 - 292 pages
The National Petroleum Council (NPC) emerged out of the close cooperation between the petroleum industry and the federal government during World War II. An industry-financed ...
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Urban Public Policy: Historical Modes and Methods

Martin A. Melosi, Martin V. Melosi - Social Science - 2004 - 216 pages
The 1992 Los Angeles riots catapulted the problems of the city back onto the policy agenda. The cauldron of social problems of the city, as the riots showed, offers no simple ...
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The Sanitary City: Environmental Services in Urban America from Colonial ...

Martin V. Melosi - Technology & Engineering - 2008 - 354 pages
Immersed in their on-demand, highly consumptive, and disposable lifestyles, most urban Americans take for granted the technologies that provide them with potable water, remove ...
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The History of Large Federal Dams: Planning, Design, and Construction in the ...

David P. Billington, Donald Conrad Jackson, Martin V. Melosi - History - 2005 - 605 pages
"The objectives of the study were twofold: a history of federal dam development, concentrating on key projects and river systems, and the drafting of documents to assist ...
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Offshore Pioneers: Brown & Root and the History of Offshore Oil and Gas ...

Joseph A. Pratt, Tyler Priest, Christopher J. Castaneda - Technology & Engineering - 1997 - 302 pages
Fifty years ago, in November 1947, Brown & Root helped Kerr-McGee build the first out-of-sight-land offshore platform that produced oil. The date is widely celebrated as the ...
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But also good business: Texas Commerce Banks and the financing of Houston ...

Walter Louis Buenger, Joseph A. Pratt - Business & Economics - 1986 - 450 pages
For more than a century the Houston area has grown steadily and at times spectacularly. The lifeblood of the region's development has been the flow of credit; its heart, the ...
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