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  • What the Frack?by Paddy Manning

    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...

  • 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

    James Sanders Day is an assistant vice president for academic affairs and an associate professor of history at the University of Montevallo. A 1979 graduate of the United States Military Academy, Day has taught history at West Point, Marion Military Institute, Judson College, and Auburn University-Montgomery. The author of several journal articles... more...

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    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$ 137.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...