The Dawn of green

Located in the heart of England's Lake District, Thirlmere was the location of an enduring legacy of a nineteenth-century conflict that pitted industrial progress against natural conservation - and helped launch the environmental movement as we know it.

Purchased by the city of Manchester in the 1870s, Thirlmere was dammed and converted into a reservoir, its water piped one hundred miles south to the industrial center and its workforce. This feat of civil engineering - and of natural resource diversion - inspired one of the first environmental struggles of modern times. "The Dawn of Green" recreates the battle for Thirlmere and the clashes between conservationists who wished to preserve the lake and developers eager to meet the needs of industry and a growing urban population.

Genre
Non Fiction
Topics
environmental Struggles, lake district, Manchester, The Dawn of Green, Thirimere
Author
Harriet Ritvo
Format
Hardback
Edition
First
Language
English
Original Language
English
ISBN
978-0-226-72082-1 (find on Amazon)

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