At a time when the British electricity industry is in disarray, this book discusses the intensity of anti-electrical feeling and activity in inter-war Britain. It describes the context in which electricity established itself as the "energy of the future" in the 1920s and 1930s and probes the actions and motivations of those who favoured the take-up of the new source of power and those who opposed the "march of the pylons". The study focuses on pro-electrical ideologies and agendas and juxtaposes these against the arguments and strategies championed by national and local pressure groups. This work aims to combine detailed analysis with dissection of state action in an attempt to delineate the character and ideological timbre of modern environmentalism. It aims to integrate the social, political and technological history and present many new insights into the nature of late 20th-century "state power" with all its inherent consequences for the environment.
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Descrizione libro Manchester University Press, New York, 1990. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. N/a (illustratore). 0. Binding tight, pages complete, interior is clean. Boards show some bumps/light wear to edges, surface marks to jacket from handling, light soil/dust along edges [HB#66453] Size: 8vo. Hard Cover. Codice libro della libreria 66453
Descrizione libro Manchester Univ Pr, 1990. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP25785947