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Mining, Society, And A Sustainable World

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"I sit on a man's back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means - except by getting off his back." Leo Tolstoy - Writings on Civil Disobe- ence and Non-Violence (1886). In today's world where sustainable development has become a critical security concept for the well-being of the environment and society, the man Tolstoy depicts might well be interchangeable for either the planet in terms of its carrying-capacity or its bene?ciary, society. While it is arguable that mining is neither inherently sustainable nor unsusta- able (O'Faircheallaigh, this volume), exploration, production, and consumption of non-renewable resources over time makes the industry ultimately unsustainable if it results in negative socio-economic impact (Waye et al., this volume). This inva- ably leads to de?nitions of sustainability in terms of the ?nancial bene?ts that can accrue from transforming natural capital into human capital, theoretically creating intergenerational bene?ts (ibid.). Such a de?nition of sustainability is inherently utilitarian, assuming the English political philosopher Jeremy Bentham's sugg- tion that human nature avoids pain for the pursuit of pleasure, and that legislators should therefore base decisions on the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people (Bentham 1996).


Environmental Effects Of Mining

RRP $527.99

An important new contribution to the environmental literature that presents practical and comprehensive solutions to mining activities.
Four key reasons to put this book to work for you: timely content that has been peer reviewed by experts in mining, government, engineering, biology, geology, zoology, and education; practical format that addresses the major issues surrounding the process of extraction and processing of non-petroleum minerals, while outlining implications to the ecosystems; provides details for tailoring a mining operation's environmental management program to local needs and requirements; and packed with case histories, there is extensive coverage of current methods used on new and existing sites to perform damage prevention and restoration.


A Concise History Of Mining

RRP $576.99

A history of mining. This revised edition in a way describes the history of civilization and the early development of nations. Where minerals and mining existed, they provided ingredients for weapons, wealth and world power. The text should be useful in today's period of developing countries.



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