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            The Rare Metals War: The dark side of clean energy and digital technologies

            The Rare Metals War: The dark side of clean energy and digital technologies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pitron, Guillaume

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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 has been lauded as the silver bullet to a new world. One that is at la...st free of oil, pollution, shortages, and cross-border tensions. Drawing on six years of research across a dozen countries, this book cuts across conventional green thinking to probe the hidden, dark side of green technology. 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. They are essential to electric vehicles, wind turbines, solar panels, our smartphones, computers, tablets, and other everyday connected objects. China has captured the lion's share of the rare metals industry, but consumers know very little about how they are mined and traded, or their environmental, economic, and geopolitical costs. The Rare Metals War is a vital expose of the ticking time-bomb that lies beneath our new technological order. It uncovers the reality of our lavish and ambitious environmental quest that involves risks as formidable as those it seeks to resolve. ' T he journalist and filmmaker warns against the optimistic belief that technology is the solution ... At a time when many claim to be citizens of the world or retreat into naive or hypocritical protectionism, Pitron's book is an attempt to open people's eyes to the consequences of their societal choices and lifestyles.' -Green European Journal 'French Writer and analyst Guillaume Pitron warns about growing reliance on rare-earth metal - which are necessary to build high-tech products ... He shines a light on the untold story of the energy and digital transitions.' -European Scientist
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            ISBN 9781925849325
            Published AU 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            The Story of Chemistry
             

            The Story of Chemistry (Paperback)

            By Rooney, Anne

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            ISBN 9781784285456
            Released AU 1 Mar 2019
            Publisher Arcturus Publishing Ltd
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            Explanatorium of Science
             

            Explanatorium of Science (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Winston, Robert

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            The only science encyclopedia for children you'll ever need, with amazing ?photography that shows and explains how chemistry, physics, and biology work. Watch as mixtures merge and matter changes state. Discover how some chemical changes can be reversed, yet others can't, and why... some reactions go with a bang! See bacteria at work in the world around us, and even inside the human digestive system. Understand the tricks that light plays and unlock the secrets of electricity to find out how it powers the bulbs in your home. Whether it's elements, evolution, or energy, the world of science is brought to life by stunning photographic explanations that answer the biggest and smallest questions about our Universe. Packed full of astounding close-up images, Explanatorium of Science is the ultimate guide to how the world works, explaining every aspect of science from gigantic galaxies to tiny cells and miniscule atoms.
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            ISBN 9780241359488
            Released AU 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Giant Molecules: From nylon to nanotubes
              

            Giant Molecules: From nylon to nanotubes (Paperback)

            By Gratzer, Walter

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            Macromolecules are a fascinating group of molecules with some remarkable properties, many of which are only just being discovered and exploited by science. Walter Gratzer explores their history, structure, and properties: from DNA to polymers, to their cutting edge uses in nanoar...rays and biomimetics.
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            ISBN 9780199562138
            Released AU 26 May 2011
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin: Patterns, Proteins and Peace: A Life in Science

            Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin: Patterns, Proteins and Peace: A Life in Science (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ferry, Georgina

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            Originally published: Granta Books, 1998.

            ISBN 9781448217601
            Released AU 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            The Chemical Age - How Chemists Fought Famine and Disease, Killed Millions, and Changed Our Relationship with the Earth
             

            The Chemical Age - How Chemists Fought Famine and Disease, Killed Millions, and Changed Our Relationship with the Earth (Hardback)

            By Von Hippel, Frank A.

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            For thousands of years, we've found ways to scorch, scour, and sterilize our surroundings to make them safer. Sometimes these methods are wonderfully effective. Often, however, they come with catastrophic consequences-consequences that aren't typically understood for generations.... The Chemical Age tells the captivating story of the scientists who waged war on famine and disease with chemistry. With depth and verve, Frank A. von Hippel explores humanity's uneasy coexistence with pests, and how their existence, and the battles to exterminate them, have shaped our modern world. Beginning with the potato blight tragedy of the 1840s, which led scientists on an urgent mission to prevent famine using pesticides, von Hippel traces the history of pesticide use to the 1960s, when Rachel Carson's Silent Spring revealed that those same chemicals were insidiously damaging our health and driving species toward extinction. Telling the story of these pesticides in vivid detail, von Hippel showcases the thrills and complex consequences of scientific discovery. He describes the invention of substances that could protect crops, the emergence of our understanding of the way diseases spread, the creation of chemicals used to kill pests and people, and, finally, how scientists turned those wartime chemicals on the landscape at a massive scale, prompting the vital environmental movement that continues today. The Chemical Age is a dynamic, sweeping history that exposes how humankind's affinity for pesticides made the modern world possible-while also threatening its essential fabric.
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            ISBN 9780226697246
            Released AU 24 Nov 2020
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Elemental: How the Periodic Table Can Now Explain (Nearly) Everything

            Elemental: How the Periodic Table Can Now Explain (Nearly) Everything (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By James, Tim

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            If you want to understand how our world works, the periodic table holds the answers. This book shows you how to use it to understand all the ingredients necessary to make a world.

            ISBN 9781472140944
            Released AU 10 Jul 2018
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Gemstones
             

            Gemstones (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Re-issue (PB, round corners))

            By Hall, Cally

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            From Amber to Rubellite, this title helps to discover over 130 varieties of cut and uncut stones, organic gemstones and precious metals. It offers coverage that ranges from what a gemstone is and where they occur to the natural properties they have and how they have been fashione...d and imitated through the ages.
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            ISBN 9781405357975
            Released AU 27 Sep 2010
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series DK Handbooks
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            Chemistry: 1,001 Practice Problems For Dummies (+ Free Online Practice)
             

            Chemistry: 1,001 Practice Problems For Dummies (+ Free Online Practice) (Paperback)

            By Hattori, Heather; Langley, Richard H.

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            Practice makes perfect-and helps deepen your understanding of chemistry Every high school requires a course in chemistry, and many universities require the course for majors in medicine, engineering, biology, and various other sciences.

            ISBN 9781118549322
            Released AU 4 Apr 2014
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Must Know High School Chemistry
             

            Must Know High School Chemistry (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Moore, John; Langley, Richard

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            Find out the important stuff in a flash; Solve chemistry problems from the get-go --Cover.

            ISBN 9781260453096
            Released AU 4 Jul 2019
            Publisher McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
            Interest Age 19+ years
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