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Metals, Energy and Sustainability, The Story of Doctor Copper and King Coal, by Barry Golding, Suzanne D. Golding

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Metals, Energy and Sustainability, The Story of Doctor Copper and King Coal, by Barry Golding, Suzanne D. Golding
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
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Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Metals, Energy and Sustainability
Medium
electronic resource
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Responsibility statement
by Barry Golding, Suzanne D. Golding
Sub title
The Story of Doctor Copper and King Coal
Summary
This book explains how and where copper and fossil fuels were formed and the likely future for the extraction of copper and coal. The colourful chronology of our efforts to extract metals from minerals and energy from fossil fuels is presented from earliest times until the present day. The difficult concept of human sustainability is examined in the context of continually decreasing real prices of energy and metals. This book integrates the latest findings on our historic use of technology to continually produce cheaper metals even though ore grades have been decreasing. Furthermore, it shows that the rate of technological improvement must increase if metals are to be produced even more cheaply in the future
Table Of Contents
Introduction - Dr Copper and King Coal -- Properties of Copper and Coal -- Copper and Coal through the Ages -- Metals Energy and Sustainability -- Conclusion -- Index
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