Economic History of Energy and Environment (Monograph Series by S. Sugiyama

By S. Sugiyama

This ebook is the 1st quantity of a monograph sequence released via the Socio-Economic background Society, Japan. the aim of the sequence is to make works through eastern students obtainable to a much broader readership and to extend the information of students during this box, quite with regards to Asia. This quantity contains 4 chapters on strength and the surroundings of Japan, China and Britain and 4 brief booklet reports on contemporary educational works released in jap and English. The 4 chapters conceal the subsequent issues: the connection among deforestation and the improvement of the silk reeling in a district of Nagano Prefecture (central Japan) from the 1870s to the 1900s and the next shift from firewood to coal; the significance of trees provides for the improvement of as illustrated by means of a case examine at the offer of trees to be used as rail sleepers within the eastern nationwide railway community through the prewar interval; a methodological survey of the heritage of ecology and the surroundings in China; and an research of the British Smoke Nuisance Abatement Act of 1821 as a degree that integrated the pursuits of politicians, landlords and industrialists.

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