Metals and Society

An Introduction to Economic Geology

  • Nicholas Arndt
  • Clément Ganino

Part of the Metals and Society book series (SPRINGERGEOCHEM, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Nicholas Arndt, Clément Ganino
    Pages 1-18
  3. Nicholas Arndt, Clément Ganino
    Pages 19-42
  4. Nicholas Arndt, Clément Ganino
    Pages 43-72
  5. Nicholas Arndt, Clément Ganino
    Pages 73-112
  6. Nicholas Arndt, Clément Ganino
    Pages 113-140
  7. Nicholas Arndt, Clément Ganino
    Pages 141-151
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 153-160

About this book


In the second edition Steve Kesler (University of Michigan) has been added as an author to rewrite some chapters. The motivation for this revised edition is to more intensively address economic issues that surround the exploitation of mineral resources. This emphasis gives the book a unique character. With these sections Metals and Society deals with issues that pervade much of current science reporting – the rate of exploitation of natural resources, the question of when or if these resources will be exhausted, the pollution and social disturbance that accompanies mining, the compromises and challenges that arise from the explosion of demand from China, India and other rapidly developing countries, and the moral issues that surround mining of metals in lesser developed countries for consumption in the “first-world” countries.

With its dual character, the book will be useful as an introductory text for students in the earth sciences and a reference volume for students, teachers and researchers of geography, economics and the social sciences.

Authors and affiliations

  • Nicholas Arndt
    • 1
  • Clément Ganino
    • 2
  1. 1.University of GrenobleGrenobleFrance
  2. 2.University of NiceNiceFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-22995-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-22996-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-3176
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-3184
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