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  • Coltanby Michael Nest

    Wiley 2013; US$ 19.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Implications of Pyrite Oxidation for Engineering Worksby A. Brian Hawkins

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    The book highlights and analyses the distress to buildings caused by sulphate-induced heave, with particular reference to the recent problems in the Dublin area of Ireland. It describes the formation of pyrite, the processes involved in its oxidation and the various ways in which consequential expansion takes place. For the first time in the literature... more...

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

    Wiley 2013; US$ 133.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Industrial Base for Carbon Dioxide Storageby David S. Ortiz; Constantine Samaras; Edmundo Molina-Perez

    RAND Corporation 2013; US$ 9.95

    If policies aimed at large reductions of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are enacted, more carbon capture and storage will be needed. RAND researchers explored the ability of the industrial base supporting the transportation and sequestration of CO2 to expand, assessing the industrial base for transportation and injection of CO2 for both geologic storage... 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...

  • Ion Implantation and Activation - Volume 1by Kunihiro Suzuki

    Bentham Science Publishers 2013; US$ 79.00

    Ion Implantation and Activation presents the derivation process of related models in a comprehensive step by step manner starting from the fundamental processes and moving up into the more advanced theories.Chapters in the book explain, in depth, various topics such as Pearson functions, LSS theory, Monte Carlo simulations, Edgeworth Polynomials and... more...

  • The Gypsum Construction Handbookby USG

    Wiley 2014; US$ 40.00

    The tried-and-true Gypsum Construction Handbook is a systematic guide to selecting and using gypsum drywall, veneer plaster, tile backers, ceilings, and conventional plaster building materials. A widely respected training text for aspiring architects and engineers, the book provides detailed product information and efficient installation methodology.... more...