Introducing natural resources
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Kirtland Community College Library||HC 85 .P37 2016||30775305515299||General Collection||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781780460482
- ISBN: 1780460481
- ISBN: 9781780465494
- ISBN: 9781780465500
x, 117 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
- Publisher: Edinburgh : Dunedin, 
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references (page 117).|
|Formatted Contents Note:||Introduction -- Origin and early history of the Earth -- Redistribution and concentration of mineral resources -- Types of ore deposits -- Metallic mineral resources I -- Metallic mineral resources II -- Resources of non-metallic elements -- Rocks as an economic resource -- Non-renewable energy resources -- Atmosphere, oceans, and biosphere -- Renewable energy resources -- Protecting the planet.|
|Summary, etc.:||Over the many millennia that the human race has inhabited the planet, a practical use has been found for almost every natural resource that is here. However, since the Industrial Revolution, many of the resources that we have come to rely on are being depleted, some at an alarming rate. The misuse of others, such as fossil fuels, is causing such damage to the environment that measures are being taken at an international level to restrict their use. This book explains how the natural resources of the Earth originated, by outlining the astronomical and geological evolution of the planet in the early period of its existence --|
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