The Big Smoke : A History of Air Pollution in London since Medieval Times Hardback
Part of the Routledge Revivals series
First published in 1987, Peter Brimblecombe's book provides an engaging historical account of air pollution in London, offering a fascinating insight into the development of air pollution controls against a changing social and economic background.
He examines domestic and industrial pollution and their effects on fashions, furnishings, buildings and human health.
The book ends with an intriguing analysis of the dangers arising from contemporary pollutants and a glimpse of what the future may hold for London.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 186 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 15/04/2011
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9780415671835