By David S. Abraham
Abraham strains those parts’ hidden paths from mines to our residing rooms, from the distant hills of China to the frozen Gulf of Finland, offering brilliant debts of these who produce, exchange, and depend upon infrequent metals. He argues that those fabrics are more and more taking part in an important position in worldwide affairs, conferring energy to international locations and corporations which may verify sustainable supplies.
simply as oil, iron, and bronze revolutionized prior eras, so too will those metals. The demanding situations this publication unearths, and the plans it proposes, make it crucial analyzing for our infrequent steel age.
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The Elements of Power: Gadgets, Guns, and the Struggle for a Sustainable Future in the Rare Metal Age by David S. Abraham