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Digging 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, little mining was deep enough to require maps. However, the major finds of the mid-nineteenth century were vastly larger than any before in America. In Seeing Underground, Nystrom argues that the development of maps and models gave power to a new visual culture and allowed mining engineers to advance their profession.…mehr

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Digging 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, little mining was deep enough to require maps. However, the major finds of the mid-nineteenth century were vastly larger than any before in America. In Seeing Underground, Nystrom argues that the development of maps and models gave power to a new visual culture and allowed mining engineers to advance their profession.