Ring of Fire: High-Stakes Mining in a Lowlands Wilderness

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ECW Press
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6.2 X 8.7 X 1.0 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Virginia Heffernan is a former geoscientist with an M.Sc. from the University of Toronto's School of the Environment and an MFA from the University of King's College. Her articles appear in publications such as CIM Magazine, Explore, and the Globe and Mail. She lives in Toronto.

"A signal contribution to an important public policy debate ... and great fun to read into the bargain." -- Ken McGoogan, award-winning Canadian author
"A valuable, well-researched, and provocative book about northern Ontario's resources and their potential to impact all of our lives." -- Charlotte Gray, author of Murdered Midas
"Anyone interested in the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Ontario, or the economy and ecology of the North, or the volatility of the mining industry should read this book ... Policymakers at all levels of government would do well to listen to Heffernan's advice." -- Kathleen Wynne, former premier of Ontario
"A wide-ranging and complex story, a crossroads where Indigenous culture(s), biology, geography, geology, and corporate interests come together. Heffernan navigates the stories and perspectives with remarkable ease and fluency." -- Lorri Neilsen Glenn, Canadian poet, ethnographer, essayist
"Heffernan does a brilliant job teasing out the key issues and relationships in the Ring of Fire. In the end, no one comes out unscathed." -- Pierre Lassonde, leading gold investor and philanthropist
"Embedded in this volume, as in that region, are the principal issues of our time, skillfully and invitingly rendered by a field geologist turned business and environmental writer." -- Literary Review of Canada
"Ring of Fire: High-Stakes Mining in a Lowlands Wilderness, a fast-paced, thoroughly researched, and ultimately hopeful account of a complex conflict between corporate interests and Indigenous rights." -- Queen's Alumni Review