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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
Translated by Jacobsohn, Bianca

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    14 Jan 21

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 will reduce our dependency on nuclear power, coal, and oil, heralding ...a new era free of pollution, fossil-fuel shortages, and crossborder tensions. But there is a hidden dark side to this seemingly utopian vision. In this international bestseller, award-winning journalist and documentary-maker Guillaume Pitron reveals that, 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. These are essential to electric vehicles, wind turbines, and solar panels, as well as our smartphones, computers, tablets, and other technologies. But we know very little about how rare metals are mined and traded, or their environmental, economic, and geopolitical costs; meanwhile, China has captured the lion's share of the market and is using it to consolidate its position as a leading global power. Drawing on six years of research across a dozen countries, The Rare Metals War is a vital expose of the ticking time-bomb that lies beneath our new technological order.
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ISBN 9781912854264
Released NZ 14 Jan 2021
Publisher Scribe Publications
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Language English (translated from: French)
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Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 14 Jan 2021

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ISBN-13 9781912854264
Stock Release date is 14 January 2021
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 14 Jan 2021
Publisher Scribe Publications
Imprint Scribe Publications
Released 14 Jan 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Language English
Translated from French
Author(s) By Pitron, Guillaume
Translated by Jacobsohn, Bianca
Category Award Winning
Politics & Government
Embargos & Sanctions
Energy Industries & Utilities
Alternative & Renewable Energy Industries
Economic Geology
Management Of Land & Natural Resources
Environmental Economics
Intermediate Technology
Energy Technology & Engineering
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 21mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
ONIX Text General/trade

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