The Great Stink of London Paperback
A vivid account of the life and work of Sir Joseph Bazalgette, the engineer who designed and built the system of intercepting sewers, pumping stations and treatment works that cleaned up Victorian London.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/02/2001
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9780750925808
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Review by ashmolean1
Loved this book from start to finish! Where would be be today without an efficient sewer system? Can you imagine living in a time where people were paid to come out at night and remove your sewage or when it was left to collect in piles under your house or dumped in the Thames? This book is also about a mystery that needed solving. Why were people getting cholera in the 1850's in London? How could lives be saved and who was ingenious and clever enough to find out the answers? makes you glad that you live in the 21st century!