Books  Physical Sciences  Earth & Planetary Sciences  Economic Geology 

Metals and Society: An Introduction to Economic Geology

Series: Springer Geochemistry/Mineralogy Series Volume: 2

By: Nicholas Arnt (Author), Clément Ganino (Editor)

173 pages, 40 colour & 21 b/w illustrations


Paperback | Dec 2011 | #204980 | ISBN-13: 9783642229954
Availability: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks Details
NHBS Price: £53.99 $66/€61 approx

About this book

Economic Geology focuses not only on the nature and origin of ore deposits but also explores the economic issues that surround the exploitation of mineral resources. Topics of particular focus in Metals and Society are 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, Metals and Society is useful as an introductory text for students in earth sciences and a reference volume for students, teachers and researchers of geography, economics and social sciences.


1. Introduction to economic geology
2. Classification, distribution and uses of ores and ore deposits
3. Magmatic ore deposits
4. Hydrothermal deposits
5. Deposits formed by sedimentary and surficial processes
6. Economic geology in the future

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!


Prof. Dr. Nicholas Arndt is a University of Grenoble Professor. Clément Ganino teaches at the University of Nice

Bestsellers in this subject

Engineering Geology

NHBS Price: £72.00 $88/€81 approx

Platinum-Nickel-Chromium Deposits

NHBS Price: £72.99 $89/€82 approx

The Geological Interpretation of Well Logs

NHBS Price: £49.99 $61/€56 approx

Evaluation of Uncertainties and Risks in Geology

NHBS Price: £126.50 $155/€142 approx