"This book provides a general description of international sustainable mining practices since 1992 and formulates a standard definition of sustainable mining. It gives a detailed overview of the current status of mining practices in the Americas, Asia (with an emphasis on India), and Europe. Issues in sustainable mining practices addressed in this book include: the large volume of waste generated during mining; mine closure planning; managing the environmental impacts of mining; land use planning; and energy use management. The exclusive specialty of this book is entrenched in the detailed coverage of the sustainable mining systems and technologies that are currently used in developed countries." "Mineland reclamation and the role of environmental indicators in mining operations are discussed in great detail, with several examples of successful mineland reclamation in the U.S., and abandoned mineland reclamation in the western U.S." "A chapter is devoted to Best Mining Practices for Sustainable Mining and the concluding chapter of the book presents several case histories of sustainable mining practices in the Americas (including sustainable exploration practices), Asia (with emphasis on India) and Africa (Tanzania and Zambia)."--BOOK JACKET.
This book was first published in 2006. Technologists have the ideas. Lawyers know the rules. But for business managers and investors, rules and ideas don't readily combine into a strategic vision. No longer is intellectual property (IP) just a necessary expense for large technology companies. Competing and succeeding in the marketplace requires an in-depth understanding of IP - its use as a weapon, as a shield, and as a monetizable asset. Yet in a world where fortunes can rise or founder on the strength of an IP portfolio, hesitation to enter this arcane, unfamiliar world still abounds. This book equips the business manager with a working, practical knowledge essential to creating and exploiting IP wealth. It shows investors how to evaluate IP strength and competitive value. With its results-oriented perspective and international focus, Intellectual Property for Managers and Investors is essential for those with decision making-responsibility at the interface where business and innovation meet.
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