Boom, bust, boom : a story about copper, the metal that runs the world
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New York : Scribner, 2012.
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First Scribner hardcover edition.
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ix, 274 pages ; 24 cm.
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English
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9781439136447, 1439136440

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-260) and index.
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"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.
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Carter, B. (2012). Boom, bust, boom: a story about copper, the metal that runs the world. First Scribner hardcover edition. New York: Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Carter, Bill, 1966-. 2012. Boom, Bust, Boom: A Story About Copper, the Metal That Runs the World. New York: Scribner.

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Carter, Bill, 1966-, Boom, Bust, Boom: A Story About Copper, the Metal That Runs the World. New York: Scribner, 2012.

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Carter, Bill. Boom, Bust, Boom: A Story About Copper, the Metal That Runs the World. First Scribner hardcover edition. New York: Scribner, 2012. Print.

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