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  • 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$ 34.95

    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... more...

  • Mining Geophysicsby D.S. Parasnis

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

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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$ 78.00

    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...

  • Review of Extraction, Processing, Properties, and Applications of Reactive Metalsby Brajendra Mishra

    Wiley 2013; US$ 142.00

    This proceedings volume from the 1999 TMS Annual Meeting is intended to serve as a compendium on reactive metals. Specifically, this book concentrates on zirconium, hafnium, molybdenum, niobium, beryllium, and titanium. Covering different aspects of extraction and recovery, metal refining, processing, and current and potential applications of these... more...

  • Natural Gasby James G. Speight

    Elsevier Science 2007; US$ 142.00

    Natural gas represents nearly one-quarter of the world?s energy resources. More than half of American homes rely on it as their main heating fuel. It serves as the raw material necessary in everyday paints, plastics, medicines and explosives. It produces the cleanest of all fossil fuels. It is natural gas?and everybody should acquire a basic understanding... more...

  • The Fundamentals of Corrosion and Scaling for Petroleum & Environmental Engineersby George V Chilingar; Ryan Mourhatch; Ghazi D Al-Qahtani

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 195.00

    Scale, or deposits, can build up in the wellbore tubulars and other downhole components, causing considerable damage to the life of the well. Infrastructure provides the support for the wells system and with oil and gas consumption on the rise and transportation required to feed that demand, all petroleum and pipeline engineers must have accurate corrosion... more...

  • The Physics of Diamondby A. Paoletti; A. Tucciarone

    IOS Press 1997; US$ 204.00

    Diamond is an extreme material among possible atomic aggregations in nature, and as such has many extreme properties. This unique position makes it a fascinating subject both for science and for applications. This has been particularly true in recent years, since the surprising discovery at Union Carbide (1953) of the possibility of chemical vapour... more...