Lost Mountain: A Year in the Vanishing Wilderness Radical Strip Mining andthe Devastation ofAppalachia [NOOK Book]

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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. 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 ...
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Lost Mountain: A Year in the Vanishing Wilderness Radical Strip Mining andthe Devastation ofAppalachia

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Overview

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. 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.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440629242
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 2/6/2007
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 658,228
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Erik Reece was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and teaches English and writing at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. His work appears in Harper's and the Oxford American, among other places.
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Table of Contents


Foreword   Wendell Berry     xv
Part 1
Introduction     3
The New Canary     6
September 2003-Lost Mountain     41
Coal: An Autobiography     15
October 2003-Lost Mountain     21
Which Side are You On? (Part 1)     27
November 2003-Lost Mountain     33
The Power to Move Mountains     37
December 2003-Lost Mountain     41
"Was It All By Design?"     44
January 2004-Lost Mountain     53
Which Side Are You On? (Part 2)     60
February 2004-Lost Mountain     71
On Bad Creek     77
March 2004-Lost Mountain     87
What is a Flying Squirrel Worth?     92
April 2004-Lost Mountain     103
Acts of God     112
May 2004-Lost Mountain     121
Whitewash in Martin County     127
June 2004-Lost Mountain     145
The Ecovillage     156
July 2004-Lost Mountain     163
Which Side Are You On? (Part 3)     174
August 2004-Lost Mountain     183
RFK in Eky     188
September 2004-Lost Mountain     207
Part 2
Before theLaw     217
Conclusion     225
Acknowledgments     245
Notes     249
Recommended Reading     261
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