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Critical Metals Handbook

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The first truly authoritative book on critical metals has been published by the British Geological Survey (BGS) in collaboration with Wiley and the American Geophysical Union. The Critical Metals Handbook, which includes contributions from world-leading experts, is destined to become the ‘go-to’ reference source and will provide an excellent introduction to our most critical metallic elements.

Mankind is using a greater variety of metals in larger quantities than ever before and ensuring secure and sustainable supplies has become a global issue. Uncertainties focus on the future supply of a group of ‘critical metals’ which are crucial in manufacturing, but vulnerable to supply disruption. The new Critical Metals Handbook has been produced in response to these concerns. This is a world-first textbook which provides a general introduction to this important topic, and gives more detail on 13 metals which are vital in the delivery of new digital and low-carbon technologies including smart phones, photovoltaics and electric cars.

Edited by BGS metals expert Gus Gunn, the Critical Metals Handbook brings together a wealth of knowledge on the materials and provides a foundation for improving their future security and sustainability of supply. Written by international experts, it provides a unique source of authoritative information on diverse aspects of the critical metals, including geology, deposits, processing, applications, recycling, environmental issues and markets. It is aimed at a broad non-specialist audience, including professionals and academics working in the exploration and mining sectors, in mining finance and investment, and in mineral processing and manufacturing. It will also be a valuable reference for policy makers concerned with resource management, land-use planning, eco-efficiency, recycling and related fields.

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