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Mining, society, and a sustainable world

Author: Jeremy P Richards
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first book of peer-reviewed, edited papers that examines the minerals industry in relation to sustainable development. The book takes a proactive, positivist, and solution-oriented  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy P Richards
ISBN: 3642011020 9783642011023 9783642011030 3642011039 3642428002 9783642428005
OCLC Number: 426115134
Description: xxv, 506 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The resource curse : a modern myth? / Phillip Crowson --
Extractive economies, growth, and the poor / Graham A. Davis --
The challenge of mineral wealth : using resource endowments to foster sustainable development / K. McPhail --
The role of mining in the economics of developing countries : time for a new approach / Keith Slack --
A hierarchy of natural resources with respect to sustainable development --
a basis for a natural resources efficiency indicator / Markus Wagner and Friedrich-Wilhelm Wellmer --
Sustainable energy and mineral resource extraction and consumption --
can a viable biosphere be preserved? / W.G. Ernst --
Sustainable development and mining --
an exploratory examination of the roles of government and industry / Arianna Waye [and others] --
Natural resource-based sustainable development using a cluster approach / Indira Singh and Jim Evans --
Improving environmental performance in the minerals supply chain using a life-cycle approach : the role of fuel and lubricant suppliers in enabling sustainable development / Turlough F. Guerin --
Global trends in mine reclamation and closure regulation / James M. Otto --
Environmental liability in the mining sector : prospects for sustainable development in the Democratic Republic of the Congo / Marie Mazalto --
Applications of stakeholder engagement and eco-efficiency as enablers of corporate responsibility in the Australian mining and minerals processing industry / Turlough F. Guerin --
Socio-economic impacts of the Nanisivik and Polaris mines, Nunavut, Canada / Léa-Marie Bowes-Lyon, Jeremy P. Richards, and Tara M. McGee --
Assessing the socio-economic impacts of mining : case study of the Landau Colliery, South Africa / Anthony Dane --
Public policy processes and sustainability in the minerals and energy industries / Ciaran O'Faircheallaigh --
The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative : panacea or white elephant for sub-Saharan Africa? / Gavin Hilson and Roy Maconachie.
Responsibility: Jeremy P. Richards, editor.

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