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1. Coal resources [2017]

xi, 65 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xi, 115 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xi, 79 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)

4. Petroleum geology [2017]

xi, 90 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xi, 130 pages : chiefly color illustrations, maps (some color) ; 26 cm
  • We did it!
  • The Hoback
  • From timber to gas wells (1946-1990)
  • Drill, baby, drill (1990-2006)
  • The perfect storm (2006-2010)
  • Too special to drill (2010-2013).
In late 2012, crowds gathered to hear a long anticipated announcement: The Trust for Public Land had prevented natural gas development in the remote Hoback Basin of Wyoming by buying the leases owned by Plains Exploration Company. This would not have happened without the extraordinary will and expertise of local citizens. Unchallenged, the proposed natural gas development in the national forest near Bondurant, Wyoming, would have brought roads, pipelines, water and air pollution, and a complete change in the character of the landscape and its communities.Retired schoolteachers, mine workers, big game hunters and outfitters, and other stakeholders combined their knowledge of the area to achieve a single goal: prevent the industrialization of the wild country that was their home. Too Special to Drill tells the inspiring story of determined citizens who worked together to protect the land that they loved and made a difference.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781607815129 20171030
Green Library

6. Uranium resources [2017]

xi, 67 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
1 online resource (xv, 117 pages)
"TRB Special Report 322: Application of Remote Real-Time Monitoring to Offshore Oil and Gas Operations provides advice to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) of the U.S. Department of the Interior on the use of remote real-time monitoring (RRTM) to improve the safety and reduce the environmental risks of offshore oil and gas operations. The report also evaluates the role that RRTM could play in condition-based maintenance (CBM), and how BSEE could leverage RRTM into its safety enforcement program. The report makes recommendations to BSEE about how RRTM could be incorporated into BSEE's regulatory scheme. The recommendations also suggest that BSEE monitor the development of RRTM technologies in relation to risk-based goals governing offshore oil and gas processes"--Provided by publisher
xxiv, 608 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm + 1 computer disc (color ; 4 3/4 in.) Digital: text file; PDF.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource (iii, 82 pages) : illustrations (some color). Digital: text file.
Government Information United States Federal Collection
200 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
The African Minerals Development Centre has produced a guidebook entitled, "Country Mining Vision guidebook: domesticating the Africa Mining Vision". The guide is expected to assist member States to domesticate the Africa Mining Vision (AMV) at the national level through a multi-stakeholder consultative process that will lead to broad-based development and structural transformation.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xx, 369 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
While copper seems less glamorous than gold, it may be far more important, as it was vital to the industrial revolution and indispensable for electrification. Kennecott Copper Corporation, at one time the largest producer of copper in the world, played a key role in economic and industrial development. This book recounts how Kennecott was formed from the merger of three mining operations (one in Alaska, one in Utah, and one in Chile), how it led the way in mining technologies, and how it was in turn affected by the economy and politics of the day. As it traces the story of the three mines, the narrative follows four mining engineers--Stephen Birch, Daniel Cowan Jackling, William Burford Braden, and E. Toppan Stannard--self-made men whose technological ingenuity was responsible for much of Kennecott's success. While Jackling developed economies of scale for massive open-pit mining in Utah, Braden went underground in Chile for a copper-caving operation of unprecedented scale. Meanwhile, Birch and Stannard overcame the extreme challenges of mining rich ore in the difficult climate of Alaska and transporting it to market. The Guggenheims, who brought these three operations together, provided the funding without which the infrastructure necessary for the mining operations might not have been built. As a geologist with first-hand knowledge of mining, author Charles Hawley describes the technology behind the Kennecott story in a way that both specialists and the general reader will appreciate. He places Kennecott and the copper industry within their historical context and allows the reader to consider the controversial aspects of mineral discovery and sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781607813699 20160618
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xii, 301 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Digging mineral wealth from the ground dates to prehistoric times, and Europeans pursued mining in the Americas from the earliest colonial days. Prior to the Civil War, little mining was deep enough to require maps. However, the major finds of the mid-nineteenth century, such as the Comstock Lode, were vastly larger than any before in America. In Seeing Underground, Nystrom argues that, as industrial mining came of age in the United States, the development of maps and models gave power to a new visual culture and allowed mining engineers to advance their profession, gaining authority over mining operations from the miners themselves. Starting in the late nineteenth century, mining engineers developed a new set of practises, artifacts, and discourses to visualise complex, pitch-dark three-dimensional spaces. These maps and models became necessary tools in creating and controlling those spaces. They made mining more understandable, predictable, and profitable. Nystrom shows that this new visual culture was crucial to specific developments in American mining, such as implementing new safety regulations after the Avondale, Pennsylvania, fire of 1869 killed 110 men and boys; understanding complex geology, as in the rich ores of Butte, Montana; and settling high-stakes litigation, such as the Tonopah, Nevada, Jim Butler v. West End lawsuit, which reached the US Supreme Court. Nystrom demonstrates that these neglected artifacts of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries have much to teach us today. The development of a visual culture helped create a new professional class of mining engineers and changed how mining was done.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780874179323 20160613
Green Library
xiii, 209 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Discovering and Marketing Coal : 1815-1859
  • Mining and Mapping Coal : 1859-1883
  • Surveying and Developing the Field : 1883-1910
  • Coal Towns : 1881-1919
  • Convict Leasing : 1872-1927
  • Welfare Capitalism : 1915-1933
  • Unionism : 1878-1935
  • Decline and Demise : 1929-1976.
"Diamonds in the Rough" reconstructs the historical moment that defined the Cahaba Coal Field, a mineral-rich area that stretches across sixty-seven miles and four counties of central Alabama. Combining existing written sources with oral accounts and personal recollections, James Sanders Day's "Diamonds in the Rough" describes the numerous coal operations in this region--later overshadowed by the rise of the Birmingham district and the larger Warrior Field to the north. Many of the capitalists are the same: Truman H. Aldrich, Henry F. DeBardeleben, and James W. Sloss, among others; however, the plethora of small independent enterprises, properties of the coal itself, and technological considerations distinguish the Cahaba from other Alabama coal fields. Relatively short-lived, the Cahaba coal-mining operation spanned from discovery in the 1840s through development, boom, and finally bust in the mid-1950s. Day considers the chronological discovery, mapping, mining, and marketing of the field's coal as well as the issues of convict leasing, town development, welfare capitalism, and unionism, weaving it all into a rich tapestry. At the heart of the story are the diverse people who lived and worked in the district--whether operator or miner, management or labor, union or nonunion, white or black, immigrant or native--who left a legacy for posterity now captured in "Diamonds in the Rough." Largely obscured today by pine trees and kudzu, the mining districts of the Cahaba Coal Field forever influenced the lives of countless individuals and families, and ultimately contributed to the whole fabric of the state of Alabama. Winner of the 2014 Clinton Jackson Coley Award for Best Work on Alabama Local History from the Alabama Historical Association.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780817317942 20160616
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
247 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xv, 232 pages ; 24 cm.
"Gambling on Ore examines the development of the western mining industry from the tumultuous and violent Gold Rush to the elevation of large-scale copper mining in the early twentieth century, using Montana as representative of mining developments in the broader US mining west. Employing abundant new historical evidence in key primary and secondary sources, Curtis tells the story of the inescapable relationship of mining to nature in the modern world as the United States moved from a primarily agricultural society to a mining nation in the second half of the nineteenth century. In Montana, legal issues and politics--such as unexpected consequences of federal mining law and the electrification of the United States--further complicated the mining industry's already complex relationship to geology, while government policy, legal frameworks, dominant understandings of nature, and the exigencies of profit and production drove the industry in momentous and surprising directions. Despite its many uncertainties, mining became an important part of American culture and daily life. Gambling on Ore unpacks the tangled relationships between mining and the natural world that gave material possibility to the age of electricity. Metal mining has had a profound influence on the human ecology and the social relationships of North America through the twentieth century and throughout the world after World War II. Understanding how we forged these relationships is central to understanding the environmental history of the United States after 1850"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library

16. Info mines [2013 - ]

volumes : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Green Library
xv, 343 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Abbreviations Preface and Acknowledgements 1. Political Ecologies of the Subsoil Anthony Bebbington and Jeffrey Bury 2. New Geographies of Extractive Industries in Latin America Jeffrey Bury and Anthony Bebbington 3. Nature and Nation: Hydrocarbons, Governance, and the Territorial Logics of "Resource Nationalism" in Bolivia Thomas Perreault 4. Rocks, Rangers, and Resistance: Mining and Conservation Frontiers in the Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru Jeffrey Bury and Timothy Norris 5. Water for Gold: Confronting State and Corporate Mining Discourses in Azuay, Ecuador Jennifer Moore and Teresa Velasquez 6. Territorial Transformations in El Pangui, Ecuador: Understanding How Mining Conflict Affects Territorial Dynamics, Social Mobilization, and Daily Life Ximena S. Warnaars 7. Hydrocarbon Conflicts and Indigenous Peoples in the Peruvian Amazon: Mobilization and Negotiation Along the Rio Corrientes Anthony Bebbington and Martin Scurrah 8. Synergistic Impacts of Gas and Mining Development in Bolivia's Chiquitania: The Significance of Analytical Scale Derrick Hindery 9. Natural Resources in the Subsoil and Social Conflicts on the Surface: Perspectives on Peru's Subsurface Political Ecology Julio C. Postigo, Mariana Montoya, and Kenneth R. Young 10. Anatomies of Conflict: Social Mobilization and New Political Ecologies of the Andes Anthony Bebbington, Denise Humphreys Bebbington, Leonith Hinojosa, Maria-Luisa Burneo, and Jeffrey Bury 11. Conclusions Anthony Bebbington, Jeffrey Bury, and Emily Gallagher Bibliography Contributors Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780292748620 20160612
Over the past two decades, the extraction of nonrenewable resources in Latin America has given rise to many forms of struggle, particularly among disadvantaged populations. The first analytical collection to combine geographical and political ecological approaches to the post-1990s changes in Latin America's extractive economy, Subterranean Struggles closely examines the factors driving this expansion and the sociopolitical, environmental, and political economic consequences it has wrought. In this analysis, more than a dozen experts explore the many facets of struggles surrounding extraction, from protests in the vicinity of extractive operations to the everyday efforts of excluded residents who try to adapt their livelihoods while industries profoundly impact their lived spaces. The book explores the implications of extractive industry for ideas of nature, region, and nation; "resource nationalism" and environmental governance; conservation, territory, and indigenous livelihoods in the Amazon and Andes; everyday life and livelihood in areas affected by small- and large-scale mining alike; and overall patterns of social mobilization across the region. Arguing that such struggles are an integral part of the new extractive economy in Latin America, the authors document the increasingly conflictive character of these interactions, raising important challenges for theory, for policy, and for social research methodologies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780292748620 20160612
Green Library
ii, 18 pages ; 28 cm
  • Executive summary
  • I. Background
  • A. Charge from Secretary Solis
  • B. Independent Panel membership
  • C. Initiation of MSHA Internal Review
  • D. Interactions between the Independent Panel and the MSHA Internal Review Team
  • E. Criteria used by MSHA Internal Review Team
  • F. Independent Panel assessment to Secretary Solis
  • -- II. Assessment of MSHA Internal Review process
  • A. General findings
  • B. MSHA employee interviews
  • 1. Transcripts of employee interviews
  • 2. Assessment of employee interviews
  • a. Findings obtained from employee interviews
  • b. Interview techniques by MSHA Internal Review Team
  • C. Limitation of Section 1204(b)
  • D. IP conclusions about MSHA IR process
  • -- III. Assessment of MSHA Internal Review conclusions
  • A. Mine operator's responsibility for the UBB explosion
  • B. MSHA's enforcement performance deficiencies at UBB
  • C. Causal connection between MSHA's enforcement performance deficiencies and its failure to prevent the UBB explosion
  • 1. Preventing fictional ignition
  • 2. Preventing a fuel source for the initial gas explosion
  • 3. Preventing the dust explosion
  • 4. Conclusion
  • -- IV. Assessment of MSHA Internal Review recommendations
  • A. Major categories of MSHA Internal Review recommendations
  • B. Independent Panel's overarching concerns with MSHA IR report recommendations
  • -- V. Independent Assessment Panel recommendations
  • A. Modifying the enforcement paradigm
  • B. Improving the scope and value of MSHA's internal reviews.
  • 1. Revise Section 1204(b)
  • 2. Utilize specially trained, outside interviewers
  • C. Independent oversight to ensure successful implementation
  • D. Establishing a technical foundation for improved practices
  • -- VI. Acknowledgements
  • -- Appendix I. Charge from Secretary Solis
  • Appendix II. Biographies of Independent Panel members
  • Errata sheet: March 23, 2012.
"Following the explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine South, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, Hilda L. Solis, requested that the Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health identify a panel of individuals with relevant experience to conduct an independent assessment of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Internal Review (MSHA IR) of MSHA enforcement actions at the UBB. Four experts in areas relevant to MSHA's UBB enforcement activities were appointed by the Director to serve as members of an Independent Assessment Panel (IP). In June 2010, the IP met with the MSHA IR Team for the first time. Over the ensuing 18 months, seven conference-call meetings between the IR Team and the IP were help. On February 23, 2012, the MSHA IR Team provided its IR Report to the IP and on March 22, 2012, the Independent Assessment was provided to Secretary Solis. After review the MSHA IR Report in detail, the IP does not take exception to the Report's conclusion that the mine operator, not MSHA, caused the explosion. However, the IP believes that the characterization of the facts underlying this conclusion understates the role that MSHA's enforcement could have had in preventing the explosion. Had the MSHA IR Team considered the causation issues from a broader viewpoint, the IP believes that the Team could have posed, and addressed, the question: would a more effective enforcement effort have prevented the UBB explosion? The IP believes that had the Team addressed this question, it would be in a better position to help MSHA define and prioritize its recommendations and succeed in implementing them." - p. i
Law Library (Crown)
30 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
289 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Green Library