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Rare Earth

Rare Earth


Ondrei ka, Boris & Nadim Samman (Eds.) Rare Earth

Sternberg Press

Cl. 2016

Book ID: 100623

Rare earth elements are the game-changing foundation of our most powerful innovationsÑmobile phones, iPods and iPads, liquid crystal displays, LEDs, light bulbs, CDs and DVDs. Often described as conflict materials due to the limited number of accessible mines, they are also integral to cyber-warfare weapon systems, medical technologies, hybrid vehicles, wind turbines, and green energy applications. Consequently, rare earth elements play an increasing role in global affairs and facilitate our changing self-image.

272 pp. English