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    University of New South Wales Press 2013; US$ 4.99

    Australia has a new $50 billion industry; it carries unprecedented environmental risks, but could be the path to energy salvation: cleaner than coal, safer than nuclear, a complement to renewables. While big oil and gas companies believe Australia could be the biggest liquid natural gas exporter in the world, farmers and environmentalists are united... more...

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    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

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  • Frackingby Michael D. Holloway; Oliver Rudd

    Wiley 2013; US$ 175.00

    This book presents both sides of a very controversial subject in today’s media: induced hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” It covers the technology and methods used in hydraulic fracturing in easy-to-understand language, for the engineer and layperson alike, presenting the environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing. more...

  • Coltanby Michael Nest

    Wiley 2013; US$ 49.95

    A decade ago no one except geologists had heard of tantalum or 'coltan' - an obscure mineral that is an essential ingredient in mobile phones and laptops. Then, in 2000, reports began to leak out of Congo: of mines deep in the jungle where coltan was extracted in brutal conditions watched over by warlords. The United Nations sent a team to investigate,... more...

  • Diamonds in the Roughby James Sanders Day

    University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 49.95

    Diamonds in the Rough reconstructs the historical moment that defined the Cahaba Coal Field, a mineral-rich area that stretches across sixty-seven miles and four counties of central Alabama.   Combining existing written sources with oral accounts and personal recollections, James Sanders Day?s Diamonds in the Rough describes the numerous coal... more...

  • Underground Mining Methods and Technologyby A.B. Szwilski; M.J. Richards

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    This book contains high-quality papers from the principal mining research institutes of the USA, United Kingdom, India and South Africa, thus providing up-to-date coverage of underground mining and technology in the main mining areas of the world. The theme is mining in adverse conditions using state-of-the-art technology. A wide range of problems... more...

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    Elsevier Science 1981; US$ 93.95

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  • Oilby Gavin Bridge; Philippe Le Billon

    Wiley 2013; US$ 19.95

    Oil pulses through our daily lives. It is the plastic we touch, the food we eat, and the way we move. Oil politics in the twentieth century was about the management of abundance, state power and market growth. The legacy of this age of plenty includes declining conventional oil reserves, volatile prices, climate change, and enduring poverty in many... more...

  • Hall-Heroult Centennialby Warren S. Peterson; Ronald E. Miller

    Wiley 2013; US$ 75.00

    A rich collection of insightful papers and photos gathered from the world's top aluminum companies highlight the important developments in the process metallurgy of aluminum from 1886-1986, including the electrolytic method of making aluminum, emission and waste control measures in plant operations, manufacture of carbon electrodes, methods of processing... more...