Boom & Bust in Bone Valley
Florida’s Phosphate Mining History 1886-2021 and the Looming Ecological Crisis
In Boom & Bust in Bone Valley, bio-regionalist Ted Ehmann presents an almost unknown part of the history of Florida and of American ecological damage. For more than 135 years, up to the present, Florida land has been strip-mined for agricultural phosphates—a process that has covered almost one-third of the State.
In the spirit of Wendell Berry and Kirkpatrick Sale, Ehmann tells the history of this phenomenon and the fairly recent opposition to the damage which is likely irreparable and threatening.
Over 100 Photos and Illustrations.
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-947660-55-7