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Seeing Underground: Maps, Models, and Mining Engineering in America - Mining and Society Series (Paperback)
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Seeing Underground: Maps, Models, and Mining Engineering in America - Mining and Society Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 30/08/2016
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The digging of mineral wealth from the ground dates to prehistoric times, and Europeans pursued mining in the Americas from the earliest colonial days. Prior to the Civil War, very little mining went deep enough to require maps. However, the major finds of the mid-nineteenth century, such as the Comstock Lode, were vastly larger and deeper than any previous finds in America. Nystrom argues that, as industrial mining came of age in the United States, the development of maps and models gave power to a new visual culture. These maps and models became necessary tools in creating and controlling the mines' pitch-dark, three-dimensional space. Nystrom demonstrates that these neglected artifacts of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries have much to teach us today.

Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9780874170078
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Eric Nystrom s book is a welcome addition to understanding American underground and anthracite mining

technology and engineering and its professionalization in the late nineteenth and earlier twentieth

centuries. The historiographical explorations make it a valuable contribution to the history of science as

well as technology."

- Isis: A Journal of the History of Science Society

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No previous historian has attempted anything like Nystrom s study. This book will be the standard reference for information on the history of mine mapping for years to come. Terry Reynolds, Professor of history, Emeritus, at Michigan Technological University"
There are no other works that explore maps and models and their relationship with the industrialization of mining it is a significant contribution. David Wolff, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Black Hills State University"

"Eric Nystrom s book is a welcome addition to understanding American underground and anthracite miningtechnology and engineering and its professionalization in the late nineteenth and earlier twentiethcenturies. The historiographical explorations make it a valuable contribution to the history of science aswell as technology." Isis: A Journal of the History of Science Society

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