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By Peter Reed

ISBN-10: 1138247219

ISBN-13: 9781138247215

ISBN-10: 1409457753

ISBN-13: 9781409457756

Robert Angus Smith (1817-1884) used to be a Scottish chemist and a number one investigator into what got here to be often called 'acid rain'. This learn of his operating existence, contextualized via dialogue of his formative years, schooling, ideals, kin, pursuits and impacts sheds mild at the evolving knowing of sanitary technology throughout the 19th century. Born in Glasgow and at the start informed for a occupation within the Church of Scotland, Smith as a substitute went directly to examine chemistry in Germany below Justus von Liebig. On his go back to Manchester within the 1840s, Smith's powerful Calvinist religion lead him to advance a robust situation for the insanitary environmental stipulations in Manchester and different business cities in Britain. His appointment as Inspector of the Alkali management in 1863 enabled him to marry his social matters and his paintings as an analytical chemist, and this e-book explores his position as Inspector of the management from its inception via battles with chemical brands within the courts, to the fight to widen and tighten the regulatory framework as different destructive chemical nuisances grew to become identified. This learn of Smith’s existence and paintings presents a huge heritage to the best way that 'chemical' got here to have such unfavourable connotations within the century earlier than e-book of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. It additionally deals a desirable perception into the altering panorama of British politics as legislation and enforcement of the chemical industries got here to be noticeable as worthy, and is key interpreting for historians of technology, know-how and within the 19th century, in addition to environmental historians looking historical past context to the twentieth-century environmental movements.

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