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    Mining and Natural Hazard Vulnerability in the Philippines: Digging to Development or Digging to Disaster? (Anthem Environmental Studies) (Paperback) By (author) William N. Holden, By (author) R. Daniel Jacobson

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    DescriptionThe archipelago of the Philippines is well endowed in nonferrous mineral resources such as copper, gold, lead, silver, nickel, and zinc. In recent years, the government of the Philippines, acting under the influence of the dominant and seemingly ubiquitous neoliberal development paradigm, has liberalized its mining laws to encourage the extraction of minerals by foreign corporations in order to accelerate the development of the economy. The Philippines is also a nation highly prone to a variety of natural hazards such as earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, typhoons, and El Nino-induced droughts. Nonferrous metals mining is an activity with a substantial potential for environmental degradation, and these various natural hazards have a high potential to adversely interact with mining's potential for environmental degradation. Earthquakes can destabilize tailings storage facilities, typhoons can flood tailings ponds, and mine-pit dewatering can enhance the competition for groundwater resources during droughts. This study show how natural hazards can amplify the environmental harm prevalent in mining and pose a substantial threat to the livelihoods of archipelago's poor, who are dependent upon subsistence agriculture and subsistence aquaculture.


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    Title
    Mining and Natural Hazard Vulnerability in the Philippines
    Subtitle
    Digging to Development or Digging to Disaster?
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William N. Holden, By (author) R. Daniel Jacobson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 308
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 455 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781783080519
    ISBN 10: 1783080515
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: KNAT
    BIC E4L: ENV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.2
    BIC subject category V2: RNR
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Abridged Dewey: 910
    LC classification: G
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26630
    BISAC V2.8: SCI026000
    BIC subject category V2: RGL
    BISAC V2.8: SCI030000
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FMP
    BISAC V2.8: BUS072000
    BIC subject category V2: TQD
    DC22: 363.731
    BIC subject category V2: 1FMP
    LC classification: 2011047725
    DC23: 363.731599
    Thema V1.0: RNR, RGL, KNA, TQD
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Anthem Press
    Imprint name
    Anthem Press
    Publication date
    15 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    William N. Holden is Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and an inactive member of the Law Society of Alberta. R. Daniel Jacobson is Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and a Switzer Research Fellow.