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- DescriptionHumanity s ever-increasing hunger for mineral raw materials, caused by a growing global population and ever increasing standards of living, has resulted in ecomic geology becoming a subject of urgent importance. This book provides a broad parama of mineral deposits, covering their origin and geological characteristics, the principles of the search for ores and minerals, and the investigation of newly found deposits. Practical and environmental issues that arise during the life cycle of a mine and after its closure are addressed, with an emphasis on sustainable and green mining. The central scientific theme of the book is to place the extraordinary variability of mineral deposits in the frame of fundamental geological processes. The book is written for earth science students and practicing geologists worldwide. Professionals in administration, resource development, mining, mine reclamation, metallurgy, and mineral ecomics will also find the text valuable. Ecomic Geology is a fully revised translation of the the fifth edition of the German language text Mineralische und Energie-Rohstoffe. Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/pohl/geology. The author's website can be found at: http://www.walter-pohl.com.
- Author BiographyWalter L. Pohl is Emeritus Professor and former Dean of the Faculty of Geosciences at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, and a consulting geologist in economic, engineering and environmental geology. For more information visit http://www.walter-pohl.com.
- Author(s)Professor Walter L. Pohl
- PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Date of Publication05/04/2011
- SubjectEarth Sciences
- Place of PublicationChicester
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintWiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight1528 g
- Width191 mm
- Height245 mm
- Spine32 mm
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