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            A Sea without Fish: Life in the Ordovician Sea of the Cincinnati Region

            A Sea without Fish: Life in the Ordovician Sea of the Cincinnati Region (Hardback)

            By Davis, Richard Arnold; Meyer, David L.; Contributions by Holland, Steven M.

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            The region around Cincinnati, Ohio, is known for the abundant and beautiful fossils found in limestones and shales that were deposited as sediments on the sea floor during the Ordovician Period, about 450 million years ago. This book synthesizes more than 150 years of research on... this fossil treasure-trove, describing and illustrating the fossils.
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            ISBN 9780253351982
            Publisher NewSouth Books
            Interest Age 18+ years
            Series Life of the Past
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            The Rare Metals War: The dark side of clean energy and digital technologies

            The Rare Metals War: The dark side of clean energy and digital technologies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pitron, Guillaume

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            The resources race is on. Powering our digital lives and green technologies are some of the Earth's most precious metals - but they are running out. And what will happen when they do? The green-tech revolution has been lauded as the silver bullet to a new world. One that is at la...st free of oil, pollution, shortages, and cross-border tensions. Drawing on six years of research across a dozen countries, this book cuts across conventional green thinking to probe the hidden, dark side of green technology. By breaking free of fossil fuels, we are in fact setting ourselves up for a new dependence - on rare metals such as cobalt, gold, and palladium. They are essential to electric vehicles, wind turbines, solar panels, our smartphones, computers, tablets, and other everyday connected objects. China has captured the lion's share of the rare metals industry, but consumers know very little about how they are mined and traded, or their environmental, economic, and geopolitical costs. The Rare Metals War is a vital expose of the ticking time-bomb that lies beneath our new technological order. It uncovers the reality of our lavish and ambitious environmental quest that involves risks as formidable as those it seeks to resolve. ' T he journalist and filmmaker warns against the optimistic belief that technology is the solution ... At a time when many claim to be citizens of the world or retreat into naive or hypocritical protectionism, Pitron's book is an attempt to open people's eyes to the consequences of their societal choices and lifestyles.' -Green European Journal 'French Writer and analyst Guillaume Pitron warns about growing reliance on rare-earth metal - which are necessary to build high-tech products ... He shines a light on the untold story of the energy and digital transitions.' -European Scientist
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            ISBN 9781925849325
            Published NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Coltan

            Coltan (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Nest, Michael

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            A decade ago no one except geologists had heard of tantalum or 'coltan' - an obscure mineral that is an essential ingredient in mobile phones and laptops. Then, in 2000, reports began to leak out of Congo: of mines deep in the jungle where coltan was extracted in brutal condition...s watched over by warlords. The United Nations sent a team to investigate, and its expose of the relationship between violence and the exploitation of coltan and other natural resources contributed to a re-examination of scholarship on the motivations and strategies of armed groups. The politics of coltan encompass rebel militias, transnational corporations, determined activists, Hollywood celebrities, the rise of China, and the latest iGadget. Drawing on Congolese and activist voices, Nest analyses the two issues that define coltan politics: the relationship between coltan and violence in the Congo, and contestation between activists and corporations to reshape the global tantalum supply chain. The way production and trade of coltan is organised creates opportunities for armed groups, but the Congo wars are not solely, or even primarily, about coltan or minerals generally. Nest argues the political significance of coltan lies not in its causal link to violence, but in activists' skillful use of mobile phones as a symbol of how ordinary people and transnational corporations far from Africa are implicated in Congo's coltan industry and therefore its conflict. Nest examines the challenges coltan initiatives face in an activist 'marketplace' crowded with competing justice issues, and identifies lessons from coltan initiatives for the geopolitics of global resources more generally.
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            ISBN 9780745649320
            Released NZ 4 Mar 2011
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Resources
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            Geochemical Reaction Modeling: Concepts and Applications
             

            Geochemical Reaction Modeling: Concepts and Applications (Hardback)

            By Bethke, Craig M.

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            An overview of the use of numerical methods to model reaction processes in the Earth's crust and on its surface. The theoretical foundations of the field are discussed, together with examples and case studies demonstrating the techniques that can be applied to scientific and prac...tical problems.
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            ISBN 9780195094756
            Released NZ 9 May 1996
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            Inorganic Geochemistry: Applications to Petroleum Geology

            Inorganic Geochemistry: Applications to Petroleum Geology (Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Robinson, A. G.

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            The theme of this book is the characterization of fluids in sedimentary basins, understanding their interaction with each other and with rocks, and the application of this information to finding, developing and producing oil and gas.

            ISBN 9780632034338
            Released NZ 7 Sep 1993
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Geology: A Very Short Introduction

            Geology: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

            By Zalasiewicz, Jan

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            Jan Zalasiewicz introduces the field of geology, its fundamental role in understanding the Earth and other planets, and its economic importance in the finding and exploitation of resources. He explains how geologists work today, and describes major discoveries such as plate tecto...nics, and the field's exciting frontiers such as the geology of Mars.
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            ISBN 9780198804451
            Released NZ 9 Aug 2018
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Very Short Introductions
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            The Oracle of Oil: A Maverick Geologist's Quest for a Sustainable Future

            The Oracle of Oil: A Maverick Geologist's Quest for a Sustainable Future (Hardback)

            By Inman, Mason

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            A complete biography of Marion King Hubbert, one of the twentieth century s most influential energy experts, who was dubbed the father of peak oil.

            ISBN 9780393239683
            Released NZ 2 May 2016
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Seismic Inversion: Theory and Applications

            Seismic Inversion: Theory and Applications (Hardback)

            By Wang, Yanghua; Wiley

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            Seismic inversion aims to reconstruct a quantitative model of the Earth subsurface, by solving an inverse problem based on seismic measurements. There are at least three fundamental issues to be solved simultaneously: non-linearity, non-uniqueness, and instability.

            ISBN 9781119257981
            Released NZ 4 Nov 2016
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Conflict and Cooperation on Trans-Boundary Water Resources
               

            Conflict and Cooperation on Trans-Boundary Water Resources (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998)

            Edited by Just, Richard E.; Netanyahu, Sinaia

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            This book demonstrates what the discipline of economics has to offer as support for analyzing cooperation on management of trans-boundary water resources. INTERNATIONAL VERSUS DOMESTIC TRANS-BOUNDARY PROBLEMS Trans-boundary water problems arise in many dimensions.

            ISBN 9781461375852
            Publisher Misc - NZ/SP Publisher
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Natural Resource Management and Policy
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            Thanatia: The Destiny Of The Earth's Mineral Resources - A Thermodynamic Cradle-to-cradle Assessment
             

            Thanatia: The Destiny Of The Earth's Mineral Resources - A Thermodynamic Cradle-to-cradle Assessment (Hardback)

            By Valero Capilla, Antonio; Valero Capilla, Alicia

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            A comprehensive examination of the physical stock and degradation velocity of the Earth's mineral resources. It analyses the Earth's mineral resources through a specific approach - the exergy approach, which accounts for all physical features of the resources. It also compiles a ...database of thermodynamic properties of natural substances.
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            ISBN 9789814273930
            Released NZ 15 Aug 2014
            Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co
            Interest Age 19+ years
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