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The Resource Gold : the California story, Mary Hill

Gold : the California story, Mary Hill

Label
Gold : the California story
Title
Gold
Title remainder
the California story
Statement of responsibility
Mary Hill
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mary Hill's book chronicles this important chapter in California's history. Combining the narrative skill of the storyteller with the expertise of the geologist, Hill gives us a complete and fascinating picture of California gold - its origins in the Earth, the history of its discovery, techniques of mining it, and its uses in modern times. The excitement of the gold rush is brought alive in these pages. But Hill also discusses the devastating costs - the extinction of the Native American tribes who had lived on the land for many centuries; the displacement of the Spanish-speaking residents (the Californios); and the silting of rivers from mining operations that led to severe flooding and ruined farmland."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1923-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hill, Mary
Dewey number
979.4/04
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F865
LC item number
.H535 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • California
  • California
  • HISTORY
  • Gold mines and mining
  • California
  • Gold Rush
  • Goudmijnen
  • Californië
  • California
Label
Gold : the California story, Mary Hill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • How they mined the gold
  • The natural history of placer gold
  • Mining the dead rivers
  • The mud flood
  • Mining in the deep dark
  • All dressed up
  • The big picture
  • The moving earth
  • Gold comes to California
  • California through the ages
  • The gold that changed a nation
  • Out of the mines, into the world
  • Good-bye to the Central America
  • Lost and gone forever
  • Mining gold for fun and maybe profit
  • The corporate gold rush and its disreputable offspring
  • What good is gold?
  • Whodunit?
  • Cry gold!
  • After the rush
  • Rushing to cash in
  • Life in San Francisco
  • Outdoor scholars
  • Life in the mines
Control code
45885610
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 306 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585338354
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45885610
Label
Gold : the California story, Mary Hill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • How they mined the gold
  • The natural history of placer gold
  • Mining the dead rivers
  • The mud flood
  • Mining in the deep dark
  • All dressed up
  • The big picture
  • The moving earth
  • Gold comes to California
  • California through the ages
  • The gold that changed a nation
  • Out of the mines, into the world
  • Good-bye to the Central America
  • Lost and gone forever
  • Mining gold for fun and maybe profit
  • The corporate gold rush and its disreputable offspring
  • What good is gold?
  • Whodunit?
  • Cry gold!
  • After the rush
  • Rushing to cash in
  • Life in San Francisco
  • Outdoor scholars
  • Life in the mines
Control code
45885610
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 306 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585338354
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45885610

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