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The Rare Metals War (Paperback): Guillaume Pitron

The Rare Metals War (Paperback)

Guillaume Pitron; Translated by Bianca Jacobsohn

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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 exposť of the ticking time-bomb that lies beneath our new technological order.


Imprint: Scribe Publications
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: 2021
Authors: Guillaume Pitron
Translators: Bianca Jacobsohn
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 21mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 978-1-912854-26-4
Languages: English
Subtitles: French
Categories: Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Management of land & natural resources
Books > Professional & Technical > Technology: general issues > Intermediate technology
Books > Professional & Technical > Energy technology & engineering > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > International relations > Embargos & sanctions
Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies > Energy industries & utilities > Alternative & renewable energy industries
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Environmental economics > General
Books > Earth & environment > Earth sciences > Geology & the lithosphere > Economic geology > General
LSN: 1-912854-26-0
Barcode: 9781912854264

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