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by John J. Cox,Wendell Berry,Erik Reece

eBook Lost Mountain: A Year in the Vanishing Wilderness: Radical Strip Mining and the Devastation of Appalachia ePub
Author: John J. Cox,Wendell Berry,Erik Reece
Language: English
ISBN: 1594489084
ISBN13: 978-1594489082
Publisher: Riverhead Books; First Edition edition (February 2, 2006)
Pages: 272
Category: Engineering
Subcategory: Building
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 740
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A new form of strip mining has caused a state of emergency for the Appalachian wilderness and the . Erik Reece is a writer in residence at the University of Kentucky.

A new form of strip mining has caused a state of emergency for the Appalachian wilderness and the communities that depend on it-a crisis compounded by issues of government neglect. His work appears in The New York Times, Harper's, The Nation, Orion, and The Oxford American, among other publications.

A new form of strip mining has caused a state of emergency for the Appalachian wilderness and the communities that depend on it-a crisis compounded by issues of government neglect, corporate hubris, and class conflict.

Erik Reece's "Lost Mountain" is a metaphor as well as the actual name of a mountain. This type of mining came into being in the early 1990's when massive, powerful equipment and the technology to support it made this type of mining possible

Erik Reece's "Lost Mountain" is a metaphor as well as the actual name of a mountain. This is his story for a year in eastern Kentucky as the mountain "is removed. This is not just another tale of woe about Big Coal, about coal mining or about mining in general. This type of mining came into being in the early 1990's when massive, powerful equipment and the technology to support it made this type of mining possible. This type of mining has the capability to destroy the topography of planet Earth. Our descendants, hundreds and thousands of years from now will still be living with the effects of mountain top removal and valley fills.

LOST MOUNTAIN: Radical Strip Mining and the Devastation of Appalachia. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus. of Kentucky) spent 2003-04 closely observing the sickly, strip-mined reaches of a mountain in Kentucky's Appalachia; his book stands witness to its devouring Читать весь отзыв. In this powerful call to arms, Erik Reece chronicles the year he spent witnessing the systematic decimation of a single mountain and offers a landmark defense of a national treasure threatened with extinction. Erik Reece was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and teaches English and writing at the University of Kentucky in Lexington

This article develops and assesses novel indicators of respiratory and other morbidity and mortality following London's lethal smog in the winter of 1952

This article develops and assesses novel indicators of respiratory and other morbidity and mortality following London's lethal smog in the winter of 1952. Mortality rates for the smog episode from December 1952 to February 1953 were 50-300% higher than the previous year.

Erik Reece, John J Cox, Wendell Berry

Erik Reece, John J Cox, Wendell Berry. A new form of strip mining has caused a state of emergency for the Appalachian wilderness and the communities that depend on it-a crisis compounded by issues of government neglect, corporate hubris, and class conflict.

Erik Reece is an American writer, the author of two books of nonfiction - Lost Mountain: A Year in the Vanishing Wilderness: Radical Strip Mining and the Devastation of Appalachia (New York: Riverhead Books, 2006) and An American Gospel: On Family, . .

Erik Reece is an American writer, the author of two books of nonfiction - Lost Mountain: A Year in the Vanishing Wilderness: Radical Strip Mining and the Devastation of Appalachia (New York: Riverhead Books, 2006) and An American Gospel: On Family, History, and The Kingdom of God (New York: Riverhead Books, 2009), and numerous essays and magazine articles, published in Harper's Magazine, The Nation, and Orion magazine. He also maintains a blog The Future We Want for True/Slant.

Author : Erik Reece,John J. Cox,(Photographer),Wendell Berry,(Foreword by. Cox,(Photographer),Wendell Berry,(Foreword by). Publisher : Penguin Publishing Group. Users who liked this book, also liked.

Erik Reece's Lost Mountain is a no-holds-barred . He follows the course of several businesses who purchase and re-sell the permit to strip mine Lost Mountain in Eastern Kentucky from September 2003 to September 2004.

Erik Reece's Lost Mountain is a no-holds-barred vilification of current mountaintop removal coal mining practices. Along the way, he reports on past court cases involving mining companies, how the law is bent to accommodate mining practices, and whether there are real, useful, sustainable ways to extract coal from mountains.

A cautionary analysis of the consequences of radical strip mining, otherwise known as "mountaintop removal," links its practice to virtually every leading social issue today, from groundwater pollution to corporate ethics, in an account that warns readers about dangers being posed to America's natural resources and the communities that depend on them. 30,000 first printing. First serial, Harper's.
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Erik Reece's "Lost Mountain" is a metaphor as well as the actual name of a mountain. This is his story for a year in eastern Kentucky as the mountain "is removed."

This is not just another tale of woe about Big Coal, about coal mining or about mining in general. Reece knows that mining is here to stay, whether it is coal, copper, iron, nickel or bauxite.

The focus here is on a special type of mining: mountaintop removal and valley fills. This type of mining came into being in the early 1990's when massive, powerful equipment and the technology to support it made this type of mining possible.

This type of mining has the capability to destroy the topography of planet Earth. Our descendants, hundreds and thousands of years from now will still be living with the effects of mountain top removal and valley fills.

The fact that the central and southern Appalachian Mountains are for now, the mountain range most affected by this type of mining holds a special irony. The Appalachians are one of the oldest mountain ranges on earth. The mix of flora and fauna has evolved over a long period of time. A rich mix of species includes more species of salamander, more species of bats, birds, butterflies, fish than any other place in the United States.

Mountain top removal and valley fills destroy the land. Trees and vegetation get stripped and removed. The rich,layered soil gets dumped, along with broken-up rock into ravines and valleys where it blocks springs, intermittent streams, vernal pools and bogs. Watersheds and drainage patterns are destroyed. The complex ecological structure that took so long to evolve and which provides different ecological niches that support many different species can be destroyed after a day of mountain top removal.

It will take centuries and millenia for land so damaged to emerge. Until then, only the very roughest species of flora and fauna can tolerate such poor conditions, a much-narrowed spectrum of life-forms.

Read Erik Reece's book and get mad. And then do something about it. This type of mining needs to be stopped.
Tantil
This book was articulate and well researched. It piqued my interest in issues relevant to the Appalachians where I have recently moved.
LoboThommy
Reece puts you right there on a mountain before, during, and after it has been demolished for all time. He lets you in on conversations with people on both sides of the issue of mountaintop removal coal mining. Lost Mountain is well written, and I think it would be fascinating to anyone who loves planet Earth, our beloved mountains, and all the plants and wildlife who live there. Another reviewer of this book, a professional in the industry, makes some good points, but just doesn't get it when it comes to "property rights". Read this book and decide for yourself how you feel about permanently trading our ancient Appalachian mountains for corporate profits and a few temporary jobs.
Crazy
excellent education about what is REALLY being done to our mountains nd the people who live there ! A Must read for anyone on the planet who cares about our future !
Bil
I read this book for a college class, and loved it. Beware, though...you will probably be very angry at the whole situation by the time you are through reading. Reece does a great job of creating a riveting, edge of your seat story about a very touchy subject. The only question that remains is "What next?" What can we do to remedy this situation?
Malanim
This makes one aware of the devastation now being wreaked on the Appalachians by "clean coal." Recommended for anyone doubting that we need to rethink our energy sources.
Talrajas
after reading this book, i can only assume that the corruption of the BUSH, the first one and the second one have not regard for human life, yet they fought so hard against abortion. devatation in this area is COMPLETED. poor people have no choices left, no where to go to fight CITY HALL. scary if you happen to be unlucky enough to live there. what was a beautiful place is a horror now. read the book and find out about it/.
Excellent copy, rapid delivery. Thanks.
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