An Underground Guide to Sewers
An Underground Guide to Sewers
An Underground Guide to Sewers
An Underground Guide to Sewers
An Underground Guide to Sewers
An Underground Guide to Sewers
An Underground Guide to Sewers
An Underground Guide to Sewers

An Underground Guide to Sewers

Maybe a bit of an icky subject but the structures beneath our houses and workplaces that remove waste and are, in many cases, feats of civil engineering. The book traces the evolution of waste management from the ingenious infrastructures of the ancient world to the seeping cesspits and festering open sewers of the mediaeval period. It investigates and celebrates the civil engineers whose pioneering integrated sewer systems brought to a close the devastating cholera epidemics of the mid-19th Century and continue to serve a vastly increased population today.

Rich in diagrams, maps and technical illustrations as well as photographs this book is a fascinating look into the world of sewers.

Hardback. 256 pages

Measurements

17.7cm x 24.6cm x 2.8cm

£19.95

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An Underground Guide to Sewers

Maybe a bit of an icky subject but the structures beneath our houses and workplaces that remove waste and are, in many cases, feats of civil engineering. The book traces the evolution of waste management from the ingenious infrastructures of the ancient world to the seeping cesspits and festering open sewers of the mediaeval period. It investigates and celebrates the civil engineers whose pioneering integrated sewer systems brought to a close the devastating cholera epidemics of the mid-19th Century and continue to serve a vastly increased population today.

Rich in diagrams, maps and technical illustrations as well as photographs this book is a fascinating look into the world of sewers.

Hardback. 256 pages

Measurements

17.7cm x 24.6cm x 2.8cm