White Sands

November 23rd, 2014

White Sands is a “heritage site” layered with evidence of the Anthropocene. What does it disclose about the invasion of ecology and human technological innovation?

In 1912, the first English translation of Georgius Agricola’s De Re Metallica (1556) was published. It was the first book to catalog methods of mining, refining, and smelting metals. It was translated by Herbert Hoover, then a mining engineer, and his wife Lou Henry Hoover, a geologist and Latin scholar.