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SME Mining Enginering Handbook, Third Edition 3rd Edition

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ISBN-10: 0873352645
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This comprehensive reference work distills the entire body of knowledge that characterizes mining engineering as a disciplinary field. While it may serve as a textbook for advanced students, its primary function is to provide professional practitioners with an authoritative reference and design source. The book also serves mining nonprofessionals who seek technical knowledge of the industry.

The handbook devotes attention to all branches of mining--metal, coal, and nonmetal--and to all locates of mining--surface, underground, and hybrid. Although the main emphasis is US mining, numerous references are made to international practice. --Publisher Comments

Practical rather than theoretical, international in approach and examples, expansive in scope yet not encyclopedic -- this reference continues the legacy of its predecessors as the handbook of choice among mining engineers. The original reference was published in 1918, by John Wiley & Sons, which, after a couple of editions, ceded publication to the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration. First and second editions were published by SME in 1973 and 1992. This third edition occupies two volumes and covers market economics, exploration, deposit assessment, mining method selection, ground mechanics, surface extraction, underground development, and health and safety, among other topics; concluding chapters cover (for the first time) social and environmental issues, including how to mitigate and manage negative impact. UK-based editor Peter Darling has had a 30-year career first as a mining engineer and then as a technical writer specializing in mining issues. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR) --Book News Inc. Portland, OR

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1984 pages
  • Publisher: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration; 3 edition (February 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0873352645
  • ISBN-13: 978-0873352642
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 3.3 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #615,279 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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These two volumes puts the entire mining engineering discipline together in a comprehensive manner. Numerous mine managers and mining engineers have said that this is the best literature on mining engineering they have encountered. And it seems to be globally acknowledged as THE seminal source on a mining engineering overview.

But be warned: it is not light reading for just anyone, the technical details get quickly too much for anyone not intimately involved in the mining environment.

It gives comprehensive information about the business of mining, and even about the operations of mining, but perhaps not enough (to my liking) about the technology of mining. That being said, the work is a mighty one. The contributing authors and reviewers are exhaustive; the pages smack of expertise in the subjects; and the consistency of the writing style is remarkable (a feather in the cap for Darling).

These two volumes are certainly worth their price for anyone in the mining environment. I find myself opening them regularly to check or benchmark what we are busy with... if I can pry it away from my mining engineer colleagues. Highly recommended.
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Very useful for engineers working in mining industry, covers many conceptual and practical problems. Came in with very good conditon, highly recommended.
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The definitive book on mining engineering and big improvement on the 2nd edition. A must for any mining practitioner.
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Detailed oriented. Gives one a thorough knowledge about the topic.
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Both volumes arrived damaged. Packaging was highly inadequate. Very disappointed in the books' condition considering the price paid. I would expect packaging able to resist the conditions of shipping.

SME Mining Engineering Handbook is THE reference for mining engineers. At home in any offices dealing eith the mining industry.
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