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Minerals

Minerals, metals, and elements are critical to society—they are used to make thousands of products that people use worldwide every day. This volume examines how minerals form and why they occur where they … (See Below for Full Description)
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Minerals, metals, and elements are critical to society—they are used to make thousands of products that people use worldwide every day. This volume examines how minerals form and why they occur where they do. It focuses on civilization's fascination with these valuable commodities and looks at mining and its development, as well as mineral resources found deep in the oceans.

Coverage includes:
  • The uses and impacts of minerals, metals, and elements
  • Their contributions to industry, agriculture, science and technology, medical applications, building materials, the computer industry, clothing, fertilizers, and fiber optics
  • Impacts on the natural environment
  • Hazardous waste management
  • Reclamation issues of mining
  • New technologies, future mining and search methodologies, and undiscovered potential mineral resources.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-8160-6357-4
ISBN-10 816063575
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-0559-8
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Natural Resources
Author Julie Kerr Casper, Ph.D.
Publication Date 6/1/2007
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Further reading. Glossary. Appendixes. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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