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Lost Mountain A Year in the Vanishing Wilderness Radical Strip Mining and the Devastation Ofappalachia

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ISBN-13: 9781594482366
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Description: 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,  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/6/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

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.

Wendell Berry The prolific poet, novelist, and essayist Wendell Berry is a fifth-generation native of north central Kentucky. Berry taught at Stanford University; traveled to Italy and France on a Guggenheim Fellowship; and taught at New York University and the University of Kentucky, Lexington, before moving to Henry County. Berry owns and operates Lanes Landing Farm, a small, hilly piece of property on the Kentucky River. He embraced full-time farming as a career, using horses and organic methods to tend the land. Harmony with nature in general, and the farming tradition in particular, is a central theme of Berry's diverse work. As a poet, Berry gained popularity within the literary community. Collected Poems, 1957-1982, was particularly well-received. Novels and short stories set in Port William, a fictional town paralleling his real-life home town of Port Royal further established his literary reputation. The Memory of Old Jack, Berry's third novel, received Chicago's Friends of American Writers Award for 1975. Berry reached his broadest audience and attained his greatest popular acclaim through his essays. The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture is a springboard for contemporary environmental concerns. In his life as well as his art, Berry has advocated a responsible, contextual relationship with individuals in a local, agrarian economy.

Foreword
Introduction
The New Canary
September 2003-Lost Mountain
Coal: An Autobiography
October 2003-Lost Mountain
Which Side are You On? (Part 1)
November 2003-Lost Mountain
The Power to Move Mountains
December 2003-Lost Mountain
"Was It All By Design?"
January 2004-Lost Mountain
Which Side Are You On? (Part 2)
February 2004-Lost Mountain
On Bad Creek
March 2004-Lost Mountain
What is a Flying Squirrel Worth?
April 2004-Lost Mountain
Acts of God
May 2004-Lost Mountain
Whitewash in Martin County
June 2004-Lost Mountain
The Ecovillage
July 2004-Lost Mountain
Which Side Are You On? (Part 3)
August 2004-Lost Mountain
RFK in Eky
September 2004-Lost Mountain
Before the Law
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
Notes
Recommended Reading

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