Extracted: How the Quest for Mineral Wealth Is Plundering the Planet

Extracted: How the Quest for Mineral Wealth Is Plundering the Planet

As we dig, drill, and excavate to unearth the planet's mineral bounty, the resources we exploit from ores, veins, seams, and wells are gradually becoming exhausted. Mineral treasures that took millions, or even billions, of years to form are now being squandered in just centuries-or sometimes just decades.

Will there come a time when we actually run out of minerals? Debates already soar over how we are going to obtain energy without oil, coal, and gas. But what… (more)

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Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing (April 09, 2014)

Parent ISBN: 9781603585415

Page count: 320 pages

Language: English


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