Case study: the history and ethics of clean air

  • Peter Brimblecombe
  • Frances M. Nicholas


Attitudes to the environment have obviously changed in various ways over time. There has been considerable interest in the ecological awareness found among tribal communities as an outcome to their close contact with natural surroundings (see Chapter 2) but the environmental thinking of literature or early industrial societies has not been widely studied. There are exceptions; for example, White (1967, 1973) and Tuan (1975) have written about the Judeo-Christian and Chinese approaches to nature.


Nineteenth Century Smoke Emission Early Modern Period Sanitary Inspector Environmental Thinking 
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