Mining, Society, and a Sustainable World

  • Jeremy Richards

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. The Role of Mining in Developed and Developing Economies

  3. Mining and Sustainable Development

  4. Mining and the Environment

  5. Mining and Societal Issues

About this book


This is the first book of peer-reviewed, edited papers that examines the broad subject of the minerals industry in relation to sustainable development. The book takes a proactive, positivist, and solution-oriented approach, while not shying away from identifying the real problems that mining raises in respect to social and economic development, environmental impact, and human development in general.


Developing Countries Developing Economies Economic Development development environment human rights mineral resources mining sustainability sustainable development

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeremy Richards
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Earth & Atmospheric SciencesUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-01102-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-01103-0
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