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The Resource Boom : the underground history of Australia, from Gold Rush to GFC, Malcolm Knox

Boom : the underground history of Australia, from Gold Rush to GFC, Malcolm Knox

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Boom : the underground history of Australia, from Gold Rush to GFC
Title
Boom
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the underground history of Australia, from Gold Rush to GFC
Statement of responsibility
Malcolm Knox
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Language
eng
Summary
Mining divides the country ? development against conservation, north-and-west against south-and-east, pro-tax against anti-tax. It's an important industry, but why do passions run so high? What does mining really mean to us? And how much do we understand about our underground history? Although we favour the romantic vision of Australia riding to prosperity on the sheep's back, in reality we have always owed as much to the shovel. The gold rush kick-started the nation, populating our cities and building our regional centres, and our fortunes have both risen and fallen according to what we've been able to dig from the ground. To describe mining's place in the Australian story, Boom presents not a textbook history, but a narrative of the people behind the facts and figures, from the eccentric loners who staked the first claims to the emergence of the modern mega-magnates. It takes us deep underground with men working in extraordinary danger by candlelight, and on the extraordinary journey 25,000 tonnes of the raw Australian landscape makes from the Pilbara to Shanghai. Boom reveals the history of mining as the Australian story, for better or worse. Insightful, compellingly readable and full of extraordinary characters, it shows how mining and miners have shaped our history and gripped our imagination through boom and bust
Writing style
Award
Ashurst Business Literature Prize, 2013.
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10319389
Cataloging source
ANL
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1966-
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Knox, Malcolm
Dewey number
338.20994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Mines and Mineral Resources
  • Mines and mineral resources
  • Mineral industries
  • Mineral industries
Target audience
adult
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the underground history of Australia, from Gold Rush to GFC
Label
Boom : the underground history of Australia, from Gold Rush to GFC, Malcolm Knox
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Copyright
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"Viking an imprint of Penguin Books"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-368) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
still image
Contents
Finding -- Peopling -- Nation-building -- Buying and selling -- Surviving -- Working -- Trading off -- Booming -- Conclusion
Control code
000051673713
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 395 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670076116
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
some colour illustrations, portraits
Label
Boom : the underground history of Australia, from Gold Rush to GFC, Malcolm Knox
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Viking an imprint of Penguin Books"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-368) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
still image
Contents
Finding -- Peopling -- Nation-building -- Buying and selling -- Surviving -- Working -- Trading off -- Booming -- Conclusion
Control code
000051673713
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 395 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670076116
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
some colour illustrations, portraits

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