About this issue

This volume of RCC Perspectives offers an interdisciplinary look at mining and its environmental impacts in Central Europe. The metals and minerals covered in the articles include copper and silver in Tirol, mercury in Slovenia, lead and zinc in Westphalia, lime in the Rhineland, and uranium in East and West Germany. The authors also use a wide variety of methodologies, looking at pollution and health hazards, spatial patterns, arrangements between the mining and agriculture industries, and even reconstructing the vegetation of the past through detailed pollen, microcharcoal, and geochemical analyses of a Tirolean fen.

How to cite: Uekoetter, Frank (ed.), “Mining in Central Europe: Perspectives from Environmental History,” RCC Perspectives 2012, no 10. doi.org/10.5282/rcc/5600.