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Main Title Boom, bust, boom : a story about copper, the metal that runs the world /
Author Carter, Bill,
Publisher Scribner,
Year Published 2012
OCLC Number 779265865
ISBN 9781439136447; 1439136440
Subjects Copper mines and mining--Environmental aspects. ; Copper mines and mining--History. ; Copper mines and mining--Arizona. ; Copper mines and mining--Indonesia. ; Copper miners--Mexico--Sonora (State) ; Mineral industries--Environmental aspects. ; Metal trade--Great Britain.
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ESAM  TN441.C37 2012 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 07/29/2013
Edition 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Collation ix, 274 p. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-260) and index.
Contents Notes
"Starting in his own backyard in the old mining town of Bisbee, Arizona -- where he discovers that the dirt in his garden contains double the acceptable level of arsenic -- Bill Carter follows the story of copper to the controversial Grasberg copper mine in Indonesia; to the 'ring' at the London Metal Exchange, where a select group of traders buy and sell enormous amounts of the metal; and to an Alaskan salmon run threated by mining. Boom, Bust, Boom is a highly readable account -- part social history, part mining-town exploration, and part environmental investigation. Carter blends the personal and the international in a narrative that helps us understand the paradoxical relationship we have with a substance whose necessity to civilization costs the environment and the people who mine it dearly." -- Rear jacket flap. Tainted vegetables -- Bisbee, Arizona -- The beginnings -- Company town -- Cananea -- Copper, inc. -- The ring -- Pebble mine -- Which side are you on? -- $300 billion vs. a fish -- Superior -- A miner's friend -- The chairman -- Prospector -- Freeport-McMoRan -- Cyanide Cynthia -- The new Old World -- This old town.