Reclaiming the American West


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There are over 200,000 abandoned mines covering hundreds of thousands of acres in the western United States. Seen from the air, they create surreal, haunting, yet somehow beautiful landscapes of mind-boggling scale. But these scarred landscapes are only temporary: by law, mining companies are required to reclaim them, and the process of renewal exposes many physical, philosophical, technological, environmental, political, regulatory, and ethical issues. Using aerial photography, maps, designs, charts, and analyses, Alan ...

Reclaiming the American West 2002, Princeton Architectural Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781568983622