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Energy, Minerals, and Western Security
Energy, Minerals, and Western Security
By Hanns W. Maull
Johns Hopkins, 1985, 413 pp

How secure are the mineral supplies of the industrial world? The alarm or quiet assurance which alternate in the answers periodically given to this question often lack an adequate basis. This excellent book provides a systematic analysis of threats and possible responses. The author, a German political scientist, believes that the industrial nations can cope with some pretty hard knocks, but makes judicious suggestions for a number of policies that would reduce the danger and improve the responses.