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Author Klinger, Julie Michelle, 1983- author.

Title Rare earth frontiers : from terrestrial subsoils to lunar landscapes / Julie Michelle Klinger.

Publication Info. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2017.


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Description 1 online resource
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : welcome to the rare earth frontier -- What are rare earth elements? -- Placing China in the world history of discovery, production, and use -- Welcome to the hometown of rare earths : 1980-2010 -- Rude awakenings -- From the heartland to the head of the dog -- Extraglobal extraction.
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Summary Owing to their unique magnetic, phosphorescent, and catalytic properties, rare earths are the elements that make possible teverything from the miniaturization of electronics, to the enabling of green energy and medical technologies, to supporting essential telecommunications and defense systems. An iPhone uses eight rare earths for everything from its colored screen, to its speakers, to the miniaturization of the phone?s circuitry. On the periodic table rare earth elements comprise a set of seventeen chemical elements (the fifteen lanthanides plus scandium and yttrium). There would be no Pokémon Go without rare earths. Rare Earth Frontiers is a work of human geography. Klinger looks historically and geographically at the ways rare earth elements in three discrete but representative and contested sites are given meaning.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject Rare earth metals -- Social aspects.
Rare earth metals -- Political aspects.
Rare earth metals -- China -- Inner Mongolia.
Rare earth metals -- Brazil -- Amazonas.
Lunar mining.
Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning.
Economic geography.
Human geography.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Economy.
Lunar mining. (OCoLC)fst01003709
Rare earth metals. (OCoLC)fst01090143
Brazil -- Amazonas. (OCoLC)fst01209744
China -- Inner Mongolia. (OCoLC)fst01211883
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Klinger, Julie Michelle, 1983- Rare earth frontiers. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2017 9781501714580 (DLC) 2017012446
ISBN 9781501714603 (electronic bk.)
1501714600 (electronic bk.)
9781501714610 (electronic bk.)
1501714619 (electronic bk.)
9781501714597 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. CHNEW 000987456
CHVBK 509472907

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