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  • World Metal Demandby John E. Tilton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    In the early 1970s, the post-World War II boom in world metal consumption came to a halt. As time passed, it became clear that what many first thought to be a cyclical downturn was instead a long-term, substantial decline in world metal demand. In this volume, first published in 1990, editor John E. Tilton and four fellow scholars of mineral economics... more...

  • The Great Divideby TwoDot

    TwoDot 2015; US$ 34.99

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  • Understanding Minerals & Crystalsby Bruce Cairncross; Terence McCarthy

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2015; US$ 17.00

    Minerals are the building blocks of rocks ? they make up the solid Earth?s crust. Understanding Minerals & Crystals takes a close look at minerals, how they form, why they differ and how to go about identifying them. more...

  • The International Monetary Fund 1945-1965: Twenty Years of International Monetary Cooperation Volume III: Documentsby International Monetary Fund

    International Monetary Fund 1996; US$ 4.50

    This paper comprises documents relating to the history of the IMF, including some that preceded the drafting of the Articles of Agreement. The paper highlights that the first draft of Lord Keynes? plan for a Clearing Union was circulated within the British Treasury on September 8, 1941. A fourth draft was given to Ministers on February 11, 1942. The... more...

  • The Structure and Operation of the World Gold Marketby Gary O'Callaghan

    International Monetary Fund 1993; US$ 7.50

    This paper describes the structure of the world gold market, its sources of supply and demand, and how it functions. The paper examines the composition and origin of physical stocks of gold, their flows, and their market destination and also reviews the operation of bullion and paper gold markets. more...

  • Finance & Development, March 1976by International Monetary Fund

    International Monetary Fund 1976; US$ 3.75

    For the latest thinking about the international financial system, monetary policy, economic development, poverty reduction, and other critical issues, subscribe to Finance & Development (F&D). This lively quarterly magazine brings you in-depth analyses of these and other subjects by the IMF?s own staff as well as by prominent international experts.... more...

  • Finance & Development, March 1977by International Monetary Fund

    International Monetary Fund 1977; US$ 3.75

    This paper highlights that 1976 was an important year for the IMF. With the end of 1976, the IMF closed its books on a year of virtually unprecedented activity. It launched the New Year with a US$3.9 billion stand-by arrangement for the United Kingdom, the largest ever made for a member country. The outlook at the beginning of 1977 suggests another... more...

  • Gaia's Limitsby Rud Istvan

    Publish on Demand Global LLC 2012; US$ 9.99

    This illustrated essay concerns sustainability. Its simple thesis is that trees do not grow to the sky. Basic facts are used to figure Earth?s human carrying capacity. Soft food and hard petroleum limits are reached within present lifetimes. Liquifying other fossil fuels and biofuels cannot make up for future petroleum shortfalls given a world population... more...

  • Beyond the Curse: Policies to Harness the Power of Natural Resourcesby Amadou Sy

    International Monetary Fund 2012; US$ 12.50

    Countries with an abundance of natural resources, many of which are in sub-Saharan Africa, often show a record of relatively poor economic performance compared with non-resource-rich countries. The chapters in this volume explore the potential challenges to countries with abundant natural resources and ways to manage these challenges so as to reap... more...

  • The New Politics of Strategic Resourcesby David Steven; Emily O'Brien; Bruce D. Jones

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    Since 2008, energy and food marketsthose most fundamental to human existencehave remained in turmoil. Resource scarcity has had a much bigger global impact in recent years than has been predicted, with ongoing volatility a sign that the world is only part-way through navigating a treacherous transition in the way it uses resources. Scarcity, and... more...