'New Challenges and Visions for Mining' contains selected papers from the 21st World Mining Congress & Expo (Kraków and Katowice, Poland, 7-11 September 2008), and will be invaluable to academics, professionals and engineers working in mining and rock mechanics.
Selected Contents: 1. New technologies in mining; 2. Methods of underground and open pit mining; 3. Underground Mine Environment; 4. Information technology in mining; 5. Sustainable development in mining industry; 6. Coal mining – chances and challenges; 7. Ore mining – trends and challenges; 8. Open pit mining - trends and challenges; 9. The mine as a witness to history and a monument of technology; 10. Legal aspect of mining activity; 11. Risk management & subsidence engineering; 12. International Symposium organized by the International Bureau of Strata Mechanics (IBSM); 13. Economics, management and design in the mining industry