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Energy Metropolis: An Environmental History of Houston and the Gulf Coast (Pittsburgh Hist Urban Environ) Hardcover – June 11, 2007


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“A fine compendium of scholarship well focused on a city that not only is interesting in itself as a fast-growing monolith but also provides us with cautionary tales easily applied to other urban areas.”
—Technology and Culture


Energy Metropolis helps us realize that our blinkered rush for energy development has costs that are not at some distance, but are closer to home, next door, right in our backyard. It is sobering to grasp how significantly our daily lives--from our commutes to the patterns of our cities to the hazards we endure during both work and play--are comprised by our endless need for more and more energy.”
--Economic Geography


"Melosi and Pratt's work is well-written and thoroughly researched. Any scholar interested in business history, urban studies, and environmental history would find this book a valuable resource."
--Texas Books Review

About the Author

Martin V. Melosi is Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor of History and director of the Center for Public History at the University of Houston. He is the author or editor of fourteen books, including Garbage in the Cities: Refuse, Reform and the Environment, and Effluent America: Cities, Industry, Energy, and the Environment.


Joseph A. Pratt is Cullen Professor of History and Business at the University of Houston. He is the coeditor of Offshore Pioneers: A History of Brown & Root Marine, and From Texas to the East: A Strategic History of Texas, among other books.
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