Gifts From the EarthBook - 2007
Minerals, metals, and elements are critical to society - they are used to make thousands of products that people use worldwide every day. This volume examines how minerals form and why they occur where they do. It focuses on civilization's fascination with these valuable commodities, and looks at mining and its development, as well as mineral resources found deep in the oceans.
Publisher: New York : Infobase, c2007
Characteristics: xiv, 194 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 25 cm. --