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Pollution and Waste

Pollution and Waste

In this chapter of her virtual exhibition “Human-Nature Relations in German Literature,” Sabine Wilke shows how topics of pollution and waste in German-language writing reach back to the nineteenth century, when the production of industrial waste—and pollution of the air, ground, and water—first began to occur on a massive scale. For the German-language version of this exhibition, click here.

Umweltverschmutzung und Abfall

Umweltverschmutzung und Abfall

In this chapter of the German-language version of her virtual exhibition, “Mensch und Natur in der deutschen Literatur (Human-Nature Relations in German Literature),” Sabine Wilke shows how topics of pollution and waste in German-language writing reach back to the nineteenth century, when the production of industrial waste—and pollution of the air, ground, and water—first began to occur on a massive scale. For the English-language version of this exhibition, click here.

The Cattle Guard

Etienne Benson considers the role that material interventions into the vernacular landscape play in solidifying our understandings of bodily difference across species.

About the exhibition

This site contains information about the exhibition “Promotion and Transformation of Landscapes along the CB&Q Railroad” and its author—environmental historian Eric Olmanson.

Further Reading

This selective bibliography is part of the virtual exhibition “Promotion and Transformation of Landscapes along the CB&Q Railroad” by environmental historian Eric D. Olmanson. The chapter introduces some of the most important further reading related to the themes covered by the exhibition.

Modern Transport

This is Chapter 13 of the virtual exhibition “Promotion and Transformation of Landscapes along the CB&Q Railroad” by environmental historian Eric D. Olmanson. The chapter focuses on the emergence of modern transport and its impact on railroad companies such as the CB&Q.

Railroads and suburbanization

This is Chapter 12 of the virtual exhibition “Promotion and Transformation of Landscapes along the CB&Q Railroad” by environmental historian Eric D. Olmanson. The chapter focuses on the role of passenger rail for the process of suburbanization.