Springer Geochemistry/Mineralogy

Metals and Society

An Introduction to Economic Geology

Authors: Arndt, Nicholas, Ganino, Clément

  • Contains numerous case studies and worked examples
  • First introductory book which deals extensively with the economic and social issues of mineral exploitation
  • Numerous colour figures
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About this Textbook

In the second edition Steve Kesler (University of Michigan) has been added as an author to rewrite some chapters. The motivation for this revised edition is to more intensively address economic issues that surround the exploitation of mineral resources. This emphasis gives the book a unique character. With these sections Metals and Society deals with issues that pervade much of current science reporting – the rate of exploitation of natural resources, the question of when or if these resources will be exhausted, the pollution and social disturbance that accompanies mining, the compromises and challenges that arise from the explosion of demand from China, India and other rapidly developing countries, and the moral issues that surround mining of metals in lesser developed countries for consumption in the “first-world” countries.

With its dual character, the book will be useful as an introductory text for students in the earth sciences and a reference volume for students, teachers and researchers of geography, economics and the social sciences.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Arndt, Nicholas (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Classification, Distribution and Uses of Ores and Ore Deposits

    Arndt, Nicholas (et al.)

    Pages 19-42

  • Magmatic Ore Deposits

    Arndt, Nicholas (et al.)

    Pages 43-72

  • Hydrothermal Deposits

    Arndt, Nicholas (et al.)

    Pages 73-112

  • Deposits Formed by Sedimentary and Surficial Processes

    Arndt, Nicholas (et al.)

    Pages 113-140

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eBook $69.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-43651-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Metals and Society
Book Subtitle
An Introduction to Economic Geology
Authors
Series Title
Springer Geochemistry/Mineralogy
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-22996-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-22996-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-22995-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43651-2
Series ISSN
2194-3176
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 162
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