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World of Mining

By Richard Woldendorp, Jim, Wark, Karlheinz Spitz, John Trudinger
Published by Taylor & Francis - 2011
292 pages

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In this truly unique celebration of mining, breathtaking aerial photographs by award-winning photographers Jim Wark and Richard Woldendorp accompany ground-level pictures o mines, mine-side oddities, and mine communities. Informed by breezy narratives by mining expert John Trudinger and Karlheinz Spitz identify and explain the images.

The World of Mining shows that mining and associated activities can be impressive, attractive, and even spectacular. The book illustrates most if not all aspects of mining and mineral processing, in all its varieties, and from different environments throughout the world. It illustrates the colorful history of mining and its importqance to the development of civilization as we know it. It depicts the wide range of activities i moder mining, from exploration to mine closure, as well as traditional mining by skilled practitioners, using methods adapted to local conditions.


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