Bookshelf

Devastation and Renewal: An Environmental History of Pittsburgh and its Region Edited by Joel A. Tarr University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004 (281 pages, cloth, $32.00) Visitors to Pittsburgh in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries were invariably shocked by the ways in which industrial development dominated the landscape. Steel mills sprawled across hundreds of acres along the rivers. Land and...
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Letters to the Editor

Make the Connection I just discovered your fine magazine at my neighborhood branch library. “The Watering of Philadelphia” [by Charles Hardy III, Spring 2004] gave me a great appreciation for the one resource I think many of us take for granted. When I drive through Philadelphia neighborhoods and see all the hot tubs, Jacuzzis, swimming pools, fountains, ponds, lawn sprinklers, and...
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