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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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    6 Oct 20

Is the shift to renewable energy and digital devices going to free us from severe pollution, material shortages, and military tensions? Rare metals are essential to electric vehicles, fighter jets, wind turbines, and solar panels, and also to our smartphones, computers, tablets, ...and other everyday connected objects. But consumers know very little about how they are mined and traded, or the environmental, economic, and geopolitical costs of this dependence. This book reveals the dark side of the world that awaits us. It is an undercover tale of a technological odyssey that has promised much, and a look behind the scenes. Behind it all lurks China, which has captured the lion's share of the ownership and processing of rare metals we now can't do without. Drawing on six years of research across a dozen countries, this book shows that by breaking free of fossil fuels, we are in fact setting ourselves up for a new dependence--on rare metals that have become vital to our new ecological and digital society.
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ISBN 9781950354313
Released NZ 6 Oct 2020
Publisher Scribe Us
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781950354313
Stock Release date is 6 October 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 6 Oct 2020
Publisher Scribe Us
Imprint Scribe Us
Released 6 Oct 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Pitron, Guillaume
Translated by Jacobsohn, Bianca
Category Alternative & Renewable Energy Industries
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 231mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 363g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Industrial Studies: General
ONIX Text General/trade

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