Rich Crevices of Inquiry: Mining and Environmental History

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3 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to American Environmental History
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages394-409
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781405156653
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 24 2010

Keywords

  • Anti-smoke campaigns - connecting urban and mining region
  • California gold rush, drawing young Watkins - to central Sierra Nevada foothills in mid-nineteenth century
  • Environmental historians - sharing surge of interest in mining environmental history with mining historians
  • Kelley's Gold vs. Grain - The Hydraulic Mining Controversy in California's Sacramento Valley
  • Mining environmental history - not easily fitting into a simple progressive tale
  • Monumental power of nature - championed monumental power of mining technology
  • Photographer Carleton Watkins - best known for his classic images of Western landscapes
  • Placer mining and hydraulic mining sites - locales of extracting minerals
  • Rich crevices of inquiry - mining and environmental history

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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Morrissey, K. G. (2010). Rich Crevices of Inquiry: Mining and Environmental History. In A Companion to American Environmental History (pp. 394-409). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444323610.ch20