By Vasudevan Rajaram, Subijoy Dutta, & Krishna Parameswaran. This book provides a general description of international sustainable mining practices since 1992 and formulates a standard definition of sustainable mining. It gives a detailed overview of current status of mining practices in the Americas, Asia (with an emphasis on India), and Europe. Issues in sustainable mining practices addressed in this book include: the large volume of waste generated during mining, mine closure planning, managing the environmental impacts of mining, land use planning, and energy use management. The exclusive specialty of this book is entrenched in the detailed coverage of the sustainable mining systems and technologies that are currently used in developed countries. Hardcover, 370pp., 2003.