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In the Library: Articles

Plotkin, Steven E. "Overseeing reclamation: from surface mine to cropland," Environment 28,1 (1-2/86).

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Austin, Richard C. & Peter Borrelli. The Strip Mining of America: An Analysis of Surface Coal Mining & the Environment (NY: Sierra Club, 1971).

__________. Spoil: A Moral Study of Strip Mining for Coal (NY: United Methodist Church, 1976).

Bernard, David P. Prime Farmland Disturbances from Coal Surface Mining in the Corn Belt, 1980-2000 (Argonne IL: US Dept. of Energy, 1979)

Bird, E.C.F. The Impacts of Opencast Mining on the Rivers & Coasts of New Caledonia (Tokyo: UN University, 1984).

Bradshaw, Anthony D. & M. J. Chadwick. The Restoration of Land: The Ecology & Reclamation of Derelict & Degraded Land (Oxford: Blackwell Scientific, 1980).

Carino, Jessica K. The Mass Movement Against Open-Pit Mining in the Cordillera (Baguio: U. of the Philippines, 1992).

Caudill, Harry M. My Land is Dying (NY: E.P. Dutton, 1971).

Center for Science in the Public Interest. The Stripping of Appalachia: A Citizen's Reference Book (Washington, 1972).

Cogut, Ted & Bill Conger. History of Arizona's Clifton-Morenci Mining District: A Personal Approach (Thatcher AZ: Mining History, 1999).

Darmer, Gerhard. Landscape & Surface Mining: Ecological Guidelines for Reclamation (NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1992).

Davidson, Osha Gray. "Dirty Secrets," Mother Jones (9-10/2003): 49-53. No president has gone after the nation’s environmental laws with as much fury as G.W. Bush, & none has been so adept at staying under the radar.

Desai, Uday (ed.) Moving the Earth: Cooperative Federalism & Implementation of the Surface Mining Act (Westport CT: Greenwood, 1993).

Gedicks, Al. The New Resource Wars: Native & Environmental Struggles Against Multinational Corporations (Boston: South End, 1993).

Gordon, Suzanne. Black Mesa: The Angel of Death (NY: John Day, 1973).

Hanson, David T. Waste Land: Meditations on a Ravaged Landscape (NY: Aperture, 1997).

Harvey, D. Michael. Paradise Regained? Surface Mining Control & Reclamation Act of 1977 (Washington: US Dept. of the Interior, 1978).

Hernández, George A. Placer Mining in Alaska: A Practical Guide to Mitigation & Reclamation (Anchorage: Bureau of Land Management, 1983).

Landy, Marc Karnis. The Politics of Environmental Reform: Controlling Kentucky Strip Mining (Washington: Resources for the Future, 1976).

Lovins, Amory B. Openpit Mining (London: Earth Island, 1973).

Montrie, Chad. To Save the Land & People: A History of Opposition to Surface Coal Mining in Appalachia (Chapel Hill: U. of North Carolina, 2003).

Pandey, Balaji. Displaced Development: Impact of Open Cast Mining on Women (New Delhi: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, 1998).

Parfit, Michael. Last Stand at Rosebud Creek: Coal, Power, & People (NY: Dutton, 1980).

Peters, James G. Effects of Surface Mining on Water Quality in a Small Watershed (Indianapolis: U.S. Geological Survey, 1981).

Radford, Jeff. The Chaco Coal Scandal: The People's Victory over James Watt (Corrales NM: Rhombus, 1986).

Rowe, James E. Coal Surface Mining, Impacts of Reclamation (Boulder: Westview, 1979).

Squillace, Mark. The Strip Mining Handbook: A Coalfield Citizens' Guide to Using the Law to Fight Back Against the Ravages of Strip Mining & Underground Mining (Washington: Environmental Policy Institute & Friends of the Earth, 1990).

Stacks, John F. Stripping (San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1972).

Thames, John L. Reclamation & Use of Disturbed Land in the Southwest (Tucson: U. Arizona, 1977).

Tompkins, Dorothy L.C.C. Strip Mining for Coal (Berkeley: U. California, 1973).

Toole, K. Ross. The Rape of the Great Plains: Northwestern America, Cattle & Coal (Boston: Little, Brown, 1976).

Weis, Ina J. Strip Mining, Environmental Aspects: A Bibliography (Monticello IL: Vance, 1982).

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CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Before the Mountain Was Moved" [1971], by Robert K. Sharpe, 61m. From Robert K. Sharpe Productions.

"Dineh Nation: The Navajo Story: A Documentary" [1991], by Russell Richards, 26m. From Filmakers Library.

"Fighting Mad" [1976], dir. Jonathan Demme, 90m.

"North Country" [2005], dir. Niki Caro, 126m. In video stores.

"On Our Own Land" [1988], by Headwaters, 29m. From Appalshop Films.

"Stripmining in Appalachia" [1973], dir. Gene Dubey, 25m.

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