An Ecological History
By (author) Professor of History Andrew C Isenberg
Format: Paperback / softback
Normal Price: $33.15
Your Price: $29.83 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.31! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.49 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 8-11 days
Mining California by Professor of History Andrew C Isenberg
Book DescriptionAn environmental History of California during the Gold Rush Between 1849 and 1874 almost $1 billion in gold was mined in California. With little available capital or labor, here's how: high-pressure water cannons washed hillsides into sluices that used mercury to trap gold but let the soil wash away; eventually more than three times the amount of earth moved to make way for the Panama Canal entered California's rivers, leaving behind twenty tons of mercury every mile rivers overflowed their banks and valleys were flooded, the land poisoned. In the rush to wealth, the same chain of foreseeable consequences reduced California's forests and grasslands.Not since William Cronon's" Nature's Metropolis" has a historian so skillfully applied John Muir's insight "When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe" to the telling of the history of the American West. Beautifully told, this is western environmental history at its finest."
Buy Mining California book by Professor of History Andrew C Isenberg from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780809069323
Paperback / softback
(208mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Hill & Wang Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: Hill & Wang Inc.,U.S.
Country of Publication: United States
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Mining California book by Professor of History Andrew C Isenberg and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Professor of History Andrew C Isenberg
Andrew C. Isenberg is a professor of history at Temple University. He is the author of "The Destruction of the Bison: An Environmental History, 1750 1920 "and is a former fellow of the Huntington Library and the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies."
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.