Boom, Bust, Boom: A Story About Copper, the Metal that Runs the World

Boom, Bust, Boom: A Story About Copper, the Metal that Runs the World

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A SWEEPING ACCOUNT OF CIVILIZATION’S COMPLETE DEPENDENCE ON COPPER AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR PEOPLE, NATURE, AND OUR GLOBAL ECONOMY

COPPER is a miraculous and contradictory metal, essential to nearly every human enterprise. For most of recorded history, this remarkably pliable and sturdy substance has proven invaluable: not only did the ancient Romans build their empire on mining copper but Christopher Columbus protected his ships from rot by lining their hulls with… (more)

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A well-told, fact-filled story written with a touch of fury and a dash of regret.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Scribner (October 16, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 288 pages

File size: 3.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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