Hard places : reading the landscape of America's historic mining districts (eBook, 1997) [WorldCat.org]
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Hard places : reading the landscape of America's historic mining districts

Author: Richard V Francaviglia
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 1997, 1991.
Series: American land and life series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : English : [Pbk. ed., 1997]View all editions and formats
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Working with the premise that there are much meaning and value in the "repelling beauty" of mining landscapes, Richard Francaviglia identifies the visual clues that indicate an area has been mined and tells us how to read them, showing the interconnections among all of America's major mining districts. With a style as bold as the landscape he reads and with photographs to match, he interprets the major forces that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Francaviglia, Richard V.
Hard places.
Iowa City, Iowa : University of Iowa Press, 1997, 1991
(DLC) 91016616
(OCoLC)23766472
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard V Francaviglia
ISBN: 1587290707 9781587290701
OCLC Number: 44961433
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 257 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Reading the Landscape --
Interpreting the Landscape --
Perceiving the Landscape.
Series Title: American land and life series.
Responsibility: Richard V. Francaviglia ; foreword by Wayne Franklin.

Abstract:

Working with the premise that there are much meaning and value in the "repelling beauty" of mining landscapes, Richard Francaviglia identifies the visual clues that indicate an area has been mined and tells us how to read them, showing the interconnections among all of America's major mining districts. With a style as bold as the landscape he reads and with photographs to match, he interprets the major forces that have shaped the architecture, design, and topography of mining areas. Covering many different types of mining and mining locations, he concludes that mining landsca.

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