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Energy and Mineral Resource Systems : An Introduction - B.A. Tapp

Energy and Mineral Resource Systems

An Introduction

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Published: 29th October 1990
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The supply of energy and raw materials has become an increasingly important topic of public debate. This book is an introduction to the energy and resources systems that influence all of our lives. The authors analyse as a system the role of energy usage in the human environment and discuss the political and economic structure involved. Mineral resources are analysed in terms of international and national systems including a section on the technologies of extraction and production. By considering the historical, political, and economic factors that determine these systems, the authors are able to discuss possible future prospects and solutions to the problem of supply.

Preface
Introduction
The Energy Resource system
energy in the human environment
The changing historical perspectives of energy supply
Projected global and Australian energy requirements
Energy sources
The Mineral Resource System
Mineral resources
Mineral resources in the global context
Political, social and economic factors in mineral resource systems
Resource Evaluation
Exploration technologies
Some thought for the future
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ISBN: 9780521316163
ISBN-10: 0521316162
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 29th October 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.24