Big Business: Inside the Gold Industry, 1st Edition

  • M. M. Eboch
  • Published By: Essential Library
  • ISBN-10: 1624022952
  • ISBN-13: 9781624022951
  • DDC: 338.2741
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released April 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Some commodities command massive economic, social, and political influence. This title examines the business around gold, one of the most sought-after and valuable metals on Earth. It explores gold's historical significance as a monetary standard and as the motivator for boom-or-bust expansion as well as gold's contemporary ties to underdeveloped economies, the environment, and technological innovation. Features include essential facts, a glossary, selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Gold in Space.
2: The Age of Exploration.
3: The Rush for Riches.
4: New Mining Methods.
5: Becoming Big Business.
6: Economic Effects.
7: Protecting People.
8: Digging the Land.
9: A Golden Future.
Gold Production 2015.
Essential Facts.
Additional Resources.
Source Notes.
About the Author.