Confronting the Climate: British Airs and the Making of Environmental Medicine by V. Jankovic

Confronting the Climate: British Airs and the Making of Environmental Medicine

byV. Jankovic

Hardcover | November 17, 2010

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This book explores the social origins of the Western preoccupation with health and environmental hazards. It looks at the rise of the dichotomy between the vulnerable “in” and the threatening “out” by examining the pathologies associated with weather, domestic space, ventilation, clothing, and travel in Britain at the turn of the 19th century.

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Vladimir Jankovic is a historian of medical and environmental sciences at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester. He has published in the history and geography of environmental knowledge, sociology of atmospheric sciences and medical climatology. His books and edited volumes include Re...
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Title:Confronting the Climate: British Airs and the Making of Environmental MedicineFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:November 17, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230104754

ISBN - 13:9780230104754

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Exposed and Vulnerable * Cursed by Comfort * Artificial Airs * Intimate Climates * The Choice of Air