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(1)The Disposal of Municipal Refuse(2)Garbage Crematories in America

Nature volume 74, pages 630631 (25 October 1906) | Download Citation



(1) THE author has not attempted in this book to produce a treatise dealing with the design ing of the details for the final disposal of city refuse, but rather to set forth clearly the principles underlying the sanitary and economic handling and destruction of such material. The book owed its origin to certain designs which Mr. Parsons was engaged upon in connection with the disposal of the refuse of the city of New York, and as a result the bulk of the appliances and plant which the author describes are those which are employed in the Empire City, and there is a number of excellent reproductions of photographs of the methods adopted in that city both for collecting and for disposing of the refuse.

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