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In the Aura of a Hole: Exploring Sites of Material Extraction

By A Laurie Palmer ’81. In this book, Palmer, an artist and teacher, examines man’s effect on nature through her own work—a decade-long project on mineral extraction sites in the U.S. She takes on the topic from multiple angles, addressing the science of mineral extraction, as well as agriculture, weapons manufacturing, trade, war and environmental justice, among other themes.

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