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Remaking Boston: An Environmental History of the City and its Surroundings

Professor Anthony N. Penna “Remaking Boston: An Environmental History of the City and its Surroundings”(2009) A co-edited volume with Conrad Edick Wright profiles the ever-changing environment of the metropolitan area. The volume’s contributors examine Boston from its early glacial formation to the present, outlining the physical characteristics and composition of the land and harbor, and the significant environmental impact of human occupation. Individual chapters address population movements, land use, infrastructure development, historic climate changes, biological adaptations, and reclamation projects, among other topics.

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