Victorian London was filthy. The city was growing at an exponential rate, and the existing systems of waste disposal could not cope, resulting in a sanitary crisis. The solution was a new drainage system for the entire city, which was constructed mainly in the 1860s. Paul Dobraszczyk charts the development and construction of this immense project, using both contemporary and modern imagery to illustrate the complex engineering and magnificent architecture built deep underground to service the modern city of London.
Table of Contents
Introduction The Filthy City Planning the New Sewers Constructing the New Sewers Cathedrals of Sewage Exploring London's Sewers Further Reading Places to Visit Index
Named by The Guardian as One of the Top 10 Science and Technology Books for June 2014