Devastation and renewal an environmental history of Pittsburgh and its region

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Published by University of Pittsburgh Press in Pittsburgh, Pa .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Environmental conditions -- History,
  • Pittsburgh Region (Pa.) -- Environmental conditions -- History

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-267) and index.

Book details

Statementedited by Joel A. Tarr.
ContributionsTarr, Joel A. 1934-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGE155.P4 D48 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 281 p. :
Number of Pages281
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21171146M
ISBN 100822941562
LC Control Number2003015126
OCLC/WorldCa52601562

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