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21. America at Work: Mining
22. Mastering Data Mining: The Art
23. Text Mining: Applications and
24. Data Mining Techniques in CRM:
25. Statistical Data Mining Using
26. Data Mining: Practical Machine
27. Data Mining: A Tutorial Based
28. Data Mining and Predictive Analysis:
29. Soul Mining: A Musical Life
30. Underground Mining Methods: Engineering
31. The Navajo People and Uranium
32. Surface Mining
33. Mining Explained: Discovery, Extraction,
34. Temporal Data Mining (Chapman
35. Principles of mining: valuation,
36. The Mining Camps Speak: A New
37. SME Mining Engineering Handbook,
38. Life in a Mining Community (Learn
39. Genomes, Browsers and Databases:
40. Gold Rushes and Mining Camps of

21. America at Work: Mining
by Ann Love, Jane Drake
Paperback: 32 Pages (1997-08-01)
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This book from the America at Work series introduces young children to the people, machines and environmental concerns involved in the resource-based industry of mining. In Mining, kids explore an underground mine, a surface coal mine and an oil drilling site. Combining fact and fiction with colorful illustrations, the story delivers an early lesson in appreciating and protecting our natural resources. ... Read more

22. Mastering Data Mining: The Art and Science of Customer Relationship Management
by Michael J. A. Berry, Gordon S. Linoff
Paperback: 512 Pages (1999-12-28)
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Asin: 0471331236
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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"Berry and Linoff lead the reader down an enlightened path of best practices." -Dr. Jim Goodnight, President and Cofounder, SAS Institute Inc.

"This is a great book, and it will be in my stack of four or five essential resources for my professional work." -Ralph Kimball, Author of The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit

Mastering Data Mining

In this follow-up to their successful first book, Data Mining Techniques, Michael J. A. Berry and Gordon S. Linoff offer a case study-based guide to best practices in commercial data mining. Their first book acquainted you with the new generation of data mining tools and techniques and showed you how to use them to make better business decisions. Mastering Data Mining shifts the focus from understanding data mining techniques to achieving business results, placing particular emphasis on customer relationship management.

In this book, you'll learn how to apply data mining techniques to solve practical business problems. After providing the fundamental principles of data mining and customer relationship management, Berry and Linoff share the lessons they have learned through a series of warts-and-all case studies drawn from their experience in a variety of industries, including e-commerce, banking, cataloging, retailing, and telecommunications.

Through the cases, you will learn how to formulate the business problem, analyze the data, evaluate the results, and utilize this information for similar business problems in different industries. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A master piece
Although aged the book remains a precious guide for business and CRM people. It argues that data mining is a discipline that must be mastered by concentrating in how to approach analytics than how to use tools. Specifically it stresses the importance of:
- the iterative nature of data mining activities (and project life cycle)
- the active involvement of business people
- the business objectives and needs
- the preparation and split of the model set (mining view)
- the evaluation of produced models and patterns
- the business interpretation of data mining results
- the power of data exploration (by example)
"Mastering Data Mining" is a much more concrete and comprehensive book than "Data Mining Techniques, 2nd edition".

3-0 out of 5 stars Great superficial knowledge but falls short overall
Mastering Data Mining is a great book for quick superficial reference or a crash course in data mining but it becomes useless as more complicated issues araise. The book has a lot of practical examples and quick tips on the outside but as soon as you begin scratching the surface you find out that the examples are as general as they are vague. Some important points in model building are completely omitted and hidden with a graph or nice looking footnote.

More than once I finished a chapter wondering how some model or technique was used. I would suggest reading only the first eight chapters which are a great introduction to overall data mining and skip the case studies. If you are expecting a more serious and detailed reading on data mining, look somewhere else because you won't find it here.

4-0 out of 5 stars Ideas for GUI design of data mining software
While doing a graduate elective on Decision Making Technologies, I realized that data visualization and representation is crucial for data exploratory and validation of data mining analysis. To get some ideas on how the various data visualization and workflow techniques are applied and integrated into the GUI of commercial softwares, survey the various chapters of this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book!
This book is an excellent book.The authors explain the various techniques, and show real world examples of their use.Most importantly, they explain the underlying goals of the various techniques, and what towatch out for when using them.I was most relieved to read that I am notalone in having limited success with association rules!

Although someof the particular examples were not the type of examples I deal with, thereasons they were chosen make perfect sense.Data mining owes much of itspopularity to people attempting to find churners, etc.But there areplenty of examples covered, and with each one some new insight is revealed. Especially useful to me were the explanations of what it is one sees inthe decision trees, lift curves, etc.Also, seeing various problems solvedwith several of the popular tools (MineSet, Enterprise Miner, etc.) wasvery helpful. There are many examples from various industries, and youlearn something new about those industries too!(If you like the SesameStreet videos of how cans, tires, etc. are made even more than your kidsdo, you'll love this book for the examples alone.)

It is clear from thisbook that the authors not only know what they are talking about, they canactually break it down for a newbie like me.I have also had the pleasureof being in one of Mr. Berry's MineSet classes, and he demonstrated thesame depth of knowledge and ability to convey it to others in that class aswell.

This book is not an algorithm book, but it touches on them.It isnot necessarily a tour of data mining tools, but does do this to somedegree.It is probably most useful for anyone who wants to know "Whatis this 'data mining', and how can it help me?" with real worldexamples to make things clear.If the reader starts out thinking that datamining is just tossing a bunch of data into a tool and getting concreteresults back, the confusion will not remain after reading this book. Finally, this book is VERY easy reading.Do yourself (or your boss) afavor and buy this book!

3-0 out of 5 stars Good, not Great
This book provides a number of case studies on applying data mining. I didn't learn a lot since the studies weren't applicable to what I am doing. Someone else might get more out of than me though.I did like theirfirst book (it was very good) but this one wasn't nearly as good. Thereare better books that discuss the use of data mining software. ... Read more

23. Text Mining: Applications and Theory
Hardcover: 222 Pages (2010-05-03)
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Text Mining: Applications and Theory presents the state-of-the-art algorithms for text mining from both the academic and industrial perspectives.  The contributors span several countries and scientific domains: universities, industrial corporations, and government laboratories, and demonstrate the use of techniques from machine learning, knowledge discovery, natural language processing and information retrieval to design computational models for automated text analysis and mining.

This volume demonstrates how advancements in the fields of applied mathematics, computer science, machine learning, and natural language processing can collectively capture, classify, and interpret words and their contexts.  As suggested in the preface, text mining is needed when “words are not enough.”

This book:

  • Provides state-of-the-art algorithms and techniques for critical tasks in text mining applications, such as clustering, classification, anomaly and trend detection, and stream analysis.
  • Presents a survey of text visualization techniques and looks at the multilingual text classification problem.
  • Discusses the issue of cybercrime associated with chatrooms.
  • Features advances in visual analytics and machine learning along with illustrative examples.
  • Is accompanied by a supporting website featuring datasets.

Applied mathematicians, statisticians, practitioners and students in computer science, bioinformatics and engineering will find this book extremely useful. ... Read more

24. Data Mining Techniques in CRM: Inside Customer Segmentation
by Konstantinos Tsiptsis, Antonios Chorianopoulos
Hardcover: 372 Pages (2010-03-09)
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Asin: 0470743972
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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A complete and comprehensive handbook for the application of data mining techniques in marketing and customer relationship management. It combines a technical and a business perspective, bridging the gap between data mining and its use in marketing.
It guides readers through all the phases of the data mining process, presenting a solid data mining methodology, data mining best practices and recommendations for the use of the data mining results for effective marketing. It answers the crucial question of 'what data to use' by proposing mining data marts and full lists of KPIs for all major industries.Data mining algorithms are presented in a simple and comprehensive way for the business users along with real-world application examples from all major industries.

The book is mainly addressed to marketers, business analysts and data mining practitioners who are looking for a how-to guide on data mining. It presents the authors' knowledge and experience from the "data mining trenches", revealing the secrets for data mining success.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Higly recommended
Challenging, yet highly insightful. I was impressed with the breadth of subject matter, and found many opportunities for learning.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must - read handbook for Data Mining
This is a powerful hand book for all marketers.
Illlustrated with real world applications concerning banking and telecommunications, it provides a detailed and clear step by step description of data mining procedures.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent business book
I would like to congratulate the authors for their excellent book. It's an original business book which really helps analysts and managers with day to day business matters.
It offers a realistic and detailed presentation of what is the correct way for a CRM department to focus on.
I would absolutely recommend it in view of the fact that it offers the necessary knowledge on Data Mining techniques in a detailed and easy to read fashion.

Kyriakos Kokkalas
CRM manager
WIND (WIND Telecommunications S.A.)

5-0 out of 5 stars A pragmatic, hands-on approach
A holistic customer behavior & attitude analysis to support decision makers. It is the 'Bible' for marketers who need to build a deeper insight and plan accordingly their actions per customer segment, building profitable customer relationships. I truly recommend using it in your business.

Efi Kassouri
IT/ Release Management Senior Professional

4-0 out of 5 stars A practical book for the professional and an informative guide for the scientist
This book is an excellent guide for the practitioner, a data mining specialist who needs to do something with his/her customer information. It covers basic machine learning algorithms like kmeans, decision trees and self organization maps, pca, etc. I recommend this book as a starting pointfor people who don't have any experience with data mining and statistics and they want to do something with their data. It is a big plus for the book that it gives hints about how to choose the options for algorithms, since this is very critical and hard to find. We as a company use this book to understand the problems that the business world faces. I think the book has the right size and sufficient number of examples that are very well explained.
Although I understand the need of picking a tool to express the examples I think sticking to SPSS so tightly gives a bias to the book of what is feasible and what is not. I think some examples with open source like R would help the book to be less biased. But again I don't think it is a major issue, since the majority of the audience is professionals that will buy SPSS.

My major objection though, has to do with the distinction of machine learning and statistical learning that authors make. As it is stated in page 61 decision trees and neural networks are machine learning methods and notstatistical ones, while pca is a statistical one and not a machine learning one. In reality all of them are statistical methods, machine learning and statistical learning are the same thing in the literature. A more sensible taxonomy between statistical methods is parametric/non-parametric. It is true that in general parametric methods can be faster versus non-parametric, but the statement in the book that they are more accurate is not in general valid.Nonparametric methods are slower but they are by far the most accurate. In reality though, nonparametric methods have beenaccelerated recently and they can actually be as fast as parametric ones.

I definitely recommend this book and I think the authors have done very good job, it filled a gap between science and business.

Nikolaos Vasiloglou
CTO Analytics 1305

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25. Statistical Data Mining Using SAS Applications, Second Edition (Chapman & Hall/CRC Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Series)
by George Fernandez
Hardcover: 477 Pages (2010-06-18)
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Statistical Data Mining Using SAS Applications, Second Edition describes statistical data mining concepts and demonstrates the features of user-friendly data mining SAS tools. Integrating the statistical and graphical analysis tools available in SAS systems, the book provides complete statistical data mining solutions without writing SAS program codes or using the point-and-click approach. Each chapter emphasizes step-by-step instructions for using SAS macros and interpreting the results. Compiled data mining SAS macro files are available for download on the author’s website. By following the step-by-step instructions and downloading the SAS macros, analysts can perform complete data mining analysis fast and effectively.

New to the Second Edition—General Features

  • Access to SAS macros directly from desktop
  • Compatible with SAS version 9, SAS Enterprise Guide, and SAS Learning Edition
  • Reorganization of all help files to an appendix
  • Ability to create publication quality graphics
  • Macro-call error check

New Features in These SAS-Specific Macro Applications

  • Converting PC data files to SAS data (EXLSAS2 macro)
  • Randomly splitting data (RANSPLIT2)
  • Frequency analysis (FREQ2)
  • Univariate analysis (UNIVAR2)
  • PCA and factor analysis (FACTOR2)
  • Multiple linear regressions (REGDIAG2)
  • Logistic regression (LOGIST2)
  • CHAID analysis (CHAID2)

Requiring no experience with SAS programming, this resource supplies instructions and tools for quickly performing exploratory statistical methods, regression analysis, logistic regression multivariate methods, and classification analysis. It presents an accessible, SAS macro-oriented approach while offering comprehensive data mining solutions.

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26. Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques, Third Edition (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems)
by Ian H. Witten, Eibe Frank, Mark A. Hall
Paperback: 640 Pages (2011-01-15)
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Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques offers a thorough grounding in machine learning concepts as well as practical advice on applying machine learning tools and techniques in real-world data mining situations. This highly anticipated third edition of the most acclaimed work on data mining and machine learning will teach you everything you need to know about preparing inputs, interpreting outputs, evaluating results, and the algorithmic methods at the heart of successful data mining.

Thorough updates reflect the technical changes and modernizations that have taken place in the field since the last edition, including new material on Data Transformations, Ensemble Learning, Massive Data Sets, Multi-instance Learning, as well as a new version of the popular Weka machine learning software developed by the authors. Witten, Frank, and Hall include both tried-and-true techniques of today as well as methods at the leading edge of contemporary research.

* Thorough grounding in machine learning concepts as well as practical advice on applying the tools and techniques

* Algorithmic methods at the heart of successful data mining'including tired and true methods as well as leading edge methods

* Performance improvement techniques that work by transforming the input or output

* Downloadable Weka, a collection of machine learning algorithms for data mining tasks, including tools for data pre-processing, classification, regression, clustering, association rules, and visualization'in an updated, interactive interface.
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27. Data Mining: A Tutorial Based Primer
by Richard Roiger, Michael Geatz
Paperback: 408 Pages (2002-10-06)
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Asin: 0201741288
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Primer on data mining provides an introduction to the principles and techniques for extracting information, from a business-minded executive. Data sets from the CD-ROM are used in examples and exercises. Softcover. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good Intro, Best with other material
This book is touted as an intro to Data Mining, and while it does cover most of the intro topics you'd want to learn about, it seems to cover some in more depth. This was a text book for an Information Organization/Retrieval course I took, but our instructor subsidized it pretty heavily with other sources and her own notes. Worked very well when used in a classroom setting.

2-0 out of 5 stars Text Fair, iData Analyzer CD Software Problematic
The iData Analyzer Software from infoacumen.com on CD included with the text is problematic at best.Students in my Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing courses have had many problems with installation and with running Data Mining Sessions even with the included sample worksheets.Downloading the 'latest' version of the software directly from the infoacumen web site did not improve the situation.Inquiries to the infoacumen site support email address have gone without reply. Software runs in 'compatibility mode' in Excel 2007 and even with macro security turned off, Excel often crashes.Data Mining Sessions often fail with a variety of error messages even with running the supplied sample worksheets.The Excel add-in interface is completely devoid of any GUI and no graphic output of Data Mining Sessions are available.To work around these problems I have had to ferret out sample worksheeets that would not crash Excel and post the Data Mining Session results for review and interpretation.As an alternative we have made extensive use of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services Data Mining Project Options and Tools and Oracle Data Miner software.

The text offers a fairly good treatment of Data Mining, however many topics are presented in a manner and discussion over complicating various subjects.

5-0 out of 5 stars A very good choice for learning data mining concepts with minimal resources
The particularity of this book is that it is more accessible to read than most of data mining books, which in general require some maths/statistics/computing background.

The book is not written in the best way from the point of view of a data mining expert, as for instance sometimes a theme is recurrent in the text, but it is not obvious to explain data mining concepts using minimal previous knowledge in computing/maths/statistics.

A second important positive aspect is that the book comes with a software (IDA) running under Excel, which can be used to illustrate the techniques presented in the book (BTW a new version of the software is freely available to download, regularly). This is not the case with most of the data mining books. So if you wish to learn the basics of data mining with minimal or no previous resources (good maths/computing background and access to expensive data mining software) then this is a very good choice.

2-0 out of 5 stars A poor book, even for beginners in DM
The author is not able to clearly present/describe concepts without using many examples.For many subjects(even simple ones), the book is lacking in clarity and logic, so that it's hard to find out what the author is trying to say.Too many pages are wasted on irrelevant sentences. Don Box books contain difficult logic, but you feel his clarity and preciseness in his writing.George Shepherd books are also enjoyable to read even though the subjects covered are wide and not easy. This book is just the opposite: easy concepts presented with a messy, hard-to-follow style.

2-0 out of 5 stars Inconsistent Depth
When I bought this book, I knew nothing about data mining. Unfortunately, this book glossed over the topics I knew least about and spent a depressing amount of time on stuff anyone should have learned by junior high. They introduced 188 "Key Terms" in a book that's only 350 pages long. In chapter 1 they give definitions for words like "fact", "hypothesis", etc. Yet by chapter 5 they start flinging the symbols for attribute standard deviation at you with no explanation or warning. So I'm not sure who they think will be reading their book...but from what I can tell, they assume their target audience can handle advanced algebra with ease but may need a definition of "the scientific method".

They also spend quite a bit of time walking you through the Excel PivotTable creation wizard and other such fluff. They carefully instruct the reader that dragging and dropping is accomplished through use of the mouse, and that you should drop columns into the area marked 'Drop Column Fields Here'.

On the upside, I do know a bit more about data mining now. I don't feel that I could run right out and get a job, but at least when I start reading another book I'll have an idea of what the terms and concepts are.

So I suppose if you're good at statistics, have never taken a basic science course and have poor computer skills, this book is for you. ... Read more

28. Data Mining and Predictive Analysis: Intelligence Gathering and Crime Analysis
by Colleen McCue Ph.D.Experimental Psychology
Paperback: 368 Pages (2007-05-01)
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Asin: 0750677961
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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It is now possible to predict the future when it comes to crime. In Data Mining and Predictive Analysis, Dr. Colleen McCue describes not only the possibilities for data mining to assist law enforcement professionals, but also provides real-world examples showing how data mining has identified crime trends, anticipated community hot-spots, and refined resource deployment decisions.In this book Dr. McCue describes her use of "off the shelf" software to graphically depict crime trends and to predict where future crimes are likely to occur. Armed with this data, law enforcement executives can develop "risk-based deployment strategies," that allow them to make informed and cost-efficient staffing decisions based on the likelihood of specific criminal activity.

Knowledge of advanced statistics is not a prerequisite for using Data Mining and Predictive Analysis. The book is a starting point for those thinking about using data mining in a law enforcement setting. It provides terminology, concepts, practical application of these concepts, and examples to highlight specific techniques and approaches in crime and intelligence analysis, which law enforcement and intelligence professionals can tailor to their own unique situation and responsibilities.

* Serves as a valuable reference tool for both the student and the law enforcement professional
* Contains practical information used in real-life law enforcement situations
* Approach is very user-friendly, conveying sophisticated analyses in practical terms ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Data Mining & Predictive Analysis
Great book that covers numerous elements of the topic. It goes beyong just an academia understanding of the topic that is often too isolated from reality of crime(inability to understand operations by the law enforcement & its impact on the greater crime trends). Rather it focuses on an underlining issue of merging analysis & operations. The book is easy to read & is subdivided in a well progressive fashion. Any student who wish to pursue Masters in CJ or who does Behavioral Statistics must own this book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Analytics guided CSI
Dr McCue's book shows how math can be applied in the public sector today to solve problems impacting all of us - namely finding the "bad guy". The author shows how patterns in data hold the key to intelligence - just as Tom Davenport does when he talks about analytics in the business world. Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning.

Data mining Data Mining Techniques: For Marketing, Sales, and Customer Relationship Managementis a popular practice in the marketing field and this new book shows how data mining software is being applied in the public sector as well.With data all around us - it is essential that we begin to apply techniques and implement softwareData Mining Using SAS Enterprise Miner: A Case Study Approach that can help us make sense out of the growing amounts of information.Information Revolution : Using the Information Evolution Model to Grow Your Business

I highly recommend this book to readers in the analytical field as well as to those in the police and law enforcement practice. ... Read more

29. Soul Mining: A Musical Life
by Daniel Lanois
Hardcover: 240 Pages (2010-11-09)
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Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, U2, Peter Gabriel, and the Neville Brothers all have one thing in common: some of their best albums were produced by Daniel Lanois. A French speaking kid from Canada, Lanois was driven by his innate curiosity and intense love of music to transcend his small-town origins and become one of the world’s most prolific and successful record producers, as well as a musician in his own right.

Lanois takes us through his early years, from his single mother raising four kids on a hairdresser’s salary, to his discovery by the artist Brian Eno, to his work on albums such as U2’s Joshua Tree and Dylan’s Time Out of Mind. He delves into the ongoing evolution of technology, the birth of the microchip and the death of discrete circuitry, and the arrival of the download era.

Part technological treatise, part philosophical manifesto on the nature of artistic excellence and the overwhelming need for music, Soul Mining brings the reader viscerally inside the recording studio, where the surrounding forces have always been just as important as the work itself. Beyond skill, beyond record budgets, beyond image and ego, says Lanois, music is love and truth.

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30. Underground Mining Methods: Engineering Fundamentals and International Case Studies
Hardcover: 718 Pages (2001-03)
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Asin: 0873351932
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Underground Mining Methods presents the latest principles and techniques in use today. Reflecting the international and diverse nature of the industry, a series of mining case studies is presented covering the commodity range from iron ore to diamonds extracted by operations located in all corners of the world. Industry experts have contributed 77 chapters. This book is certain to become a standard for every practicing mining engineer and student alike. Sections include: General Mine Design Considerations, Room-and-Pillar Mining of Hard Rock/Soft Rock, Longwall Mining of Hard Rock, Shrinkage Stoping, Sublevel Stoping, Cut-and-Fill Mining, Sublevel Caving, Panel Caving, Foundations for Design, and Underground Mining Looks to the Future. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars From IJSMVol 15, No 4 December2001
Beginning with the Phoenician traders more than 3000 years ago, mining today is an international business.This book has tried to reflect this international character by presenting a snapshot of the world of mining through a series of case studies.The publication is devoted strictly to underground mining and can be used for the training of new mining engineers as well as a reference book for those already in the field. The case studies in this book cover the commodity range from iron ore to diamonds extracted by operations located in all corners of the world.The book consists of 11 sections making up 77 chapters.The sections are entitled as follows:General Mine Design Considerations; Room-and-Pillar Mining of Hard Rock Room-and-Pillar Mining of Soft Rock; Longwall Mining of Hard Rock; Shrinkage Stopping; Sublevel Stoping Cut-and-Fill Mining; Sublevel Caving; Panel Caving; Foundations for Design; and Underground Mining Looks to the Future.Black and white visuals are presented throughout the book and a comprehensive topic index is provided ... Read more

31. The Navajo People and Uranium Mining
Paperback: 232 Pages (2007-07-01)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The Navajo Nation covers a vast stretch of northeastern Arizona and parts of New Mexico and Utah. The area is also home to more than one thousand abandoned uranium mines and four former uranium mills, a legacy of the U.S. nuclear program.

In the early 1940s the Navajo Nation was in the early stages of economic development, recovering from the devastating stock reduction period of 1930. Navajo men sought work away from the reservation on railroads and farm work in Phoenix and California. Then came the nuclear age and uranium was discovered on the reservation. Work became available and young Navajo men grabbed the jobs in the uranium mines.

The federal government and the mining companies knew of the hazards of uranium mining; however, the miners were never informed. They had to find out about the danger on their own. When they went to western doctors, they were diagnosed with lung cancer and were simply told they were dying.

A team of Navajo people and supportive whites began the Navajo Uranium Miner Oral History and Photography Project from which this book arose. That project team, based at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, recruited the speakers who told their stories, which are reproduced here. There are also narrative chapters that assess the experiences of the Navajo people from diverse perspectives (history, psychology, culture, advocacy, and policy). While the points of view taken are similar, there is a range of perspectives as to what would constitute justice.


by Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley, Jr.

Sixty years ago, the United States turned to the tiny atom to unleash the most destructive force known to mankind and bring an end to World War II. Ironically, the uranium used to create the most technologically advanced weapon ever invented came from the land of the most traditional indigenous people of North America, and was dug from the earth with picks and shovels.

Nuclear weapons transformed the United States into the greatest military force the world has ever known, and the term "Super Power" was coined. Lost in the history of this era is the story of the people -- the Diné -- who pulled uranium out of the ground by hand, who spoke and continue to speak an ancient tongue, and who pray with sacred corn pollen at dawn for good things for their families. By the thousands, these were, and remain, the forgotten victims of America's Cold War that uranium spawned.

The Navajo People and Uranium Mining is the documented history of how these Navajo people lived, how they worked and now, sadly, how they died waiting for compassionate federal compensation for laboring in the most hazardous conditions imaginable, and which were known at the time yet concealed from them. These Navajo miners and their families became, in essence, expendable people.

Today, the Navajo Nation, with the help of law firms, environmental groups, writers, photographers and historians, is doing all it can to correct this horrendous wrong done to Navajo uranium miners, their families and their descendents. This excellent book allows the people who lived this to tell their story in their own words.

Genocide. There is no other word for what happened to Navajo uranium miners. The era of uranium mining on Navajoland was genocidal because the hazards of cancer and respiratory disease were known to doctors and federal officials, and yet they allowed Navajos to be exposed to deadly radiation to see what would happen to them. As a result, radiation exposure has cost the Navajo Nation the accumulated wisdom, knowledge, stories, songs and ceremonies -- to say nothing of the lives -- of hundreds of our people. Now, aged Navajo uranium miners and their families continue to fight the Cold War in their doctors' offices as they try to understand how the invisible killer of radiation exposure left them with many forms of cancer and other illnesses decades after leaving the uranium mines. No one ever told them that mining uranium would steal their health and cripple their lives when they became grandparents. But it did. They continue to leave us to this day only because they were the ones who answered the call.

Because of this painful history, in 2005 the Navajo Nation passed the Diné Natural Resources Protection Act. This law prohibits uranium mining and processing in all its forms on Navajoland. It protects our land and our water from being contaminated as it was in the past. Despite our sovereignty and our will, there are those today who still seek to weaken our resolve in order to gain access to the uranium under our land just to enrich themselves. Only the telling of this story, as The Navajo People and Uranium Mining does so excellently, can protect us from this unwanted fate and a repeat of one of the more sorrowful periods of the Navajo Nation's history. ... Read more

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"...a poignant, bittersweet oral history...The University of New Mexico Press is to be commended for making [The Navajo People and Uranium Mining]...--The Times-Independent, Moab, UT

"...an excellent book that helps to fill the information void regarding the Navajo people and their uranium mining experience. This book provides for the Navajo people access to a large audience of readers to whom they can tell their personal and unheard stories."--Environmental Health Perspectives

"...an important study [that] provides a clear, wide-ranging analysis of the impacts that uranium mining and milling left in Navajo Country over the past sixty years. The editors skillfully weave together diverse issues surrounding the entangled history of uranium and the Navajo Nation."--Utah Historical Quarterly

"...each chapter fills a gap in the complex story of the relationship between the Dine and the yellow ore."--Navajo Times

"...moving conversations balance the carefully researched analytical chapters and give the book its emotional depth and originality."--Indian Country Today

"...not a typical historical narrative from one author's perspective...[instead] a unique account of the tragic Navajo experience told by those who have worked in the mines and live through the physical and mental health consequences....a fascinating look into the personal history of the Navajo people in the U.S. nuclear program."--Public Health Reports

"...these interviews present illuminating and often heartbreaking stories...an excellent contribution for its engagement in both local Navajo knowledge and activist struggles for compensation and for its broader effort to educate the non-Navajo public about issues of indigenous environmental justice."--Western Historical Quarterly

"...this book is of great relevance and necessity in the documentation of human trauma and the survival of the Navajo people."--New Mexico Historical Review

"The Navajo People and Uranium Mining contributes to the growing scholarship on the Atomic West and should be read by those interested in modern Native American history and health, atomic and mining history, and oral history."--The Journal of Arizona History

"The editors of this book present a remarkable story of determination, resistance, and perseverance in the face of intolerance, indifference, and wealthy and powerful institutions."--New Solutions

"This book is an excellent source of information for individuals, teachers, and students wanting to learn more about the story and culture of the Navajo people....Its varied perspectives could be applied to almost any part of the world struggling with the affects of uranium mining in their community."--Voices from the Earth

"This collaboration of Navajos and non-Navajo scientific specialists serves a political as well as an archival purpose....Highly recommended."--CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries

"This important book furnishes vital insights about the short term and long term impact of uranium mining on the Navajos and on the land. The editors merit our appreciation for keeping Navajo voices at the center of this poignant and powerful volume. This is a major contribution to both Navajo history and Southwestern environmental studies." --Peter Iverson, award-winning author of Dine: A History of the Navajos

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32. Surface Mining
by Bruce A. Kennedy
Hardcover: 1206 Pages (1990-03-01)
list price: US$119.00 -- used & new: US$105.30
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Asin: 0873351029
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This SME classic is both a reference book for the working engineer and a textbook for the mining student. This hardcover edition gives a brief history of surface mining and a general overview of the state of surface mining today--topics range from production and productivity to technological developments and trends in equipment.

This extremely useful text takes the approach that exploration and mining geologists must be expert in a number of fields, including basic finance and economics, logistics, and pragmatic prospecting. Readers will find material on all these topics and more.

The book's nine chapters include:Introduction,Exploration and Geology Techniques,Ore Reserve Estimation,Feasibility Studies and Project Financing,Planning and Design of Surface Mines,Mine Operations,Mine Capital and Operating Costs,Management and Organization, andCase Studies.

The book is fully indexed. ... Read more

33. Mining Explained: Discovery, Extraction, Refining, Marketing, Investing
Paperback: 158 Pages (2007)
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This respected reference on exploration, mining and metallurgy and investing explains in layman's terms how minerals are discovered, extracted, refined, and marketed. Also included is an extensive 28 page glossary of mining terms. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars An Encyclopedia for Precious Metals Investors
This is much more than a geology book. The text has great info on evaluating mining management teams, drill results, and investment potential. Although I work in the financial industry,I found the book easy to read, yet with sufficient detail to convey essential material to help us tailor our precious metals investment portfolios.

The first half of the book covers prospecting, drill results, processing ore, building a mine, and environmental issues. The remainder is dedicated to evaluating mining operators, the business of mining, feasibility studies and the metals market investing strategies.

The book is filled with interesting pictures, diagrams, and charts.I searched far and wide and have not been able to find a text with similar breath and factual content. Even after the first reading many years ago I continue to refer back to it while researching new investment choices for my clients. I have given many copies away over the years and certainly will continue this tradition with the new updated 10th edition.5 STARS
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34. Temporal Data Mining (Chapman & Hall/CRC Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Series)
by Theophano Mitsa
Hardcover: 395 Pages (2010-03-10)
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Temporal data mining deals with the harvesting of useful information from temporal data. New initiatives in health care and business organizations have increased the importance of temporal information in data today.

From basic data mining concepts to state-of-the-art advances, Temporal Data Mining covers the theory of this subject as well as its application in a variety of fields. It discusses the incorporation of temporality in databases as well as temporal data representation, similarity computation, data classification, clustering, pattern discovery, and prediction. The book also explores the use of temporal data mining in medicine and biomedical informatics, business and industrial applications, web usage mining, and spatiotemporal data mining.

Along with various state-of-the-art algorithms, each chapter includes detailed references and short descriptions of relevant algorithms and techniques described in other references. In the appendices, the author explains how data mining fits the overall goal of an organization and how these data can be interpreted for the purpose of characterizing a population. She also provides programs written in the Java language that implement some of the algorithms presented in the first chapter. Check out the author's blog at http://theophanomitsa.wordpress.com/

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35. Principles of mining: valuation, organization and administration; copper, gold, lead, silver, tin and zinc
by Herbert Hoover
Paperback: 212 Pages (2010-07-30)
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Subjects: Mines and mineral resourcesNotes: This is an OCR reprint. There may be numerous typos or missing text. There are no illustrations or indexes.When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. You can also preview the book there. ... Read more

36. The Mining Camps Speak: A New Way to Explore the Ghost Towns of the American West
by Beth Sagstetter, Bill Sagstetter
Paperback: 304 Pages (1998-07-15)
list price: US$22.95 -- used & new: US$15.09
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Asin: 0964582414
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The Mining Camps Speak is for people who have visitedghost town sites in the past and were disappointed because there was"nothing left." Here is a new way to explore these mysterious sites,even if all that's left is rubble. The techniques are valid in anywestern state, even Alaska. It begins where other ghost townguidebooks end. It is the first book to guide readers around a site inSherlock Holmes fashion. Using the techniques of a historical sleuth,you will learn to identify forgotten pieces of the past. You will seefor yourself the lives that passed this way and you will hear TheMining Camps Speak. Illustrated with hundreds of black and whitephotographs and antique engravings. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Mining Camps Speak
This is a great book for anyone who wants to learn about old mining towns and what you can find when you visited them. I have a much better understanding of what to look for when I see old structures and now I might even be able to figure out what they once were! Great book and a fun read!

4-0 out of 5 stars very informative
This is an invaluable resource when hiking old mining camps in the San Juan mountians.

5-0 out of 5 stars Buy it now!
I have used this book with great success in my Colorado history classes and I recommend it to anyone with an interest in mining history and the Rocky Mountain West.Other books tell you where the "ghost towns" are located, but this book is unique in helping you understand what you are seeing when you get there.Their chapter on tin can dating alone is worth the price of the book.The research here is incredible and the photographs very clear.Take this along on your next trip into the mountains.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating!
This is a fabulous book which should appeal to anyone who spends any time in the back-country of the American West. You know those tumble-down buildings and random bits of rusted iron you occasionally encounter? Turnsout they're not the junky nuisance you thought. This book, which is afascinating read, will enable you to appreciate how folks 100 years agowere living in the very places you're exploring by showing you what allthose things were used for. A wonderful find (or gift) for anyone with aninterest in the mountains. ... Read more

37. SME Mining Engineering Handbook, 2 Volume Set (Second Edition)
by I. A. Given
Hardcover: 2394 Pages (1992-04-20)
list price: US$179.00 -- used & new: US$157.87
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Asin: 0873351002
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The SME all-time bestseller 2-volume set is a classic. This comprehensive reference work distills the entire body of knowledge that characterizes mining engineering as a disciplinary field. While it may serve as a textbook for advanced students, its primary function is to provide professional practitioners with an authoritative reference and design source. To a lesser extent, the book also serves mining nonprofessionals who seek technical knowledge of the industry.

The books devote attention to all branches of mining--metal, coal, and nonmetal--and to all locales of mining--surface, underground, and hybrid. Although the main emphasis is US mining, numerous references are made to international practice.

More than 250 experts contributed to this text. The books contain 25 sections followed by a complete index. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars THIS BOOK ROCKS!

38. Life in a Mining Community (Learn About Rural Life)
by Natalie Hyde
Paperback: 32 Pages (2009-08)
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Asin: 0778750876
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5-0 out of 5 stars The 'Learn About Rural Life' series provides an outstanding set of titles for elementary level readers
The 'Learn About Rural Life' series provides an outstanding set of titles for elementary level readers. Each book is 32 pages long, includes an index, glossary, and bibliography including web sites, and is a top pick for any lending library. FARMING COMMUNITY, FISHING COMMUNITY, MINING COMMUNITY and FOREST COMMUNITY each provide overviews of what it's like to live in a rural community that depends on different industries. Follow the daily lives of families living in a selected community to see the past, present and future changes affecting that community and its industry. These will lend to reports and study.
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39. Genomes, Browsers and Databases: Data-Mining Tools for Integrated Genomic Databases
by Peter Schattner
Paperback: 344 Pages (2008-06-16)
list price: US$56.00 -- used & new: US$27.17
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Asin: 0521711320
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The recent explosive growth of biological data has lead to a rapid increase in the number of molecular biology databases. Held in many different locations and often using varying interfaces and non-standard data formats, integrating and comparing data from these multiple databases can be difficult and time-consuming. This book provides an overview of the key tools currently available for large-scale comparisons of gene sequences and annotations, focusing on the databases and tools from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), Ensembl, and the National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Written specifically for biology and bioinformatics students and researchers, it aims to give an appreciation for the methods by which the browsers and their databases are constructed, enabling readers to determine which tool is the most appropriate for their requirements. Each chapter contains a summary and exercises to aid understanding and promote effective use of these important tools. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Fundamental book for Genomics
The UCSC Genome Browser is a powerful tool that provides an open portal to the world's genomic information. But because its so powerful, it is often difficult to use. Here is an authoritative book that will get you on the air, not only with the reference data, but also with the means to compare it with your own data.

This is a terrific book.

4-0 out of 5 stars powerful analytic tools
The sheer mass of genetic data being assembled by various biotech firms and research labs has led to the rise of genomics. This book describes various computational tools currently available, to help the researcher analyse the data.

One such tool addresses the need to visualise. The brain is best at analysing large amounts of data when presented in visual form. Ensembl and MapViewer are 2 of the so-called genome browsers that have been written. They let you troll thru the data and see it displayed in several ways. While these might be called browsers, they are a far step from the generic web browsers. Be warned that the APIs have very nontrivial learning curves.

Another part of the book looks at querying of databases. Another growing area, with sophisticated needs. ... Read more

40. Gold Rushes and Mining Camps of the Early American West
by Vardis Fisher, Opal Laurel Holmes
Hardcover: 466 Pages (1978-06)
list price: US$29.95 -- used & new: US$22.00
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Asin: 087004043X
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Few are better prepared than Vardis Fisher to write of the gold rushes and mining camps of the West.He brings together all of the remarkable men and women, all of the fascinating ingredients, all of the violent contrasts which, by chance, go to make up one of the most enthralling chapters in American history.Fisher, a respected scholar and versatile creative writer, devoted the better part of three years to the preparation and writing of this book. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
This is exactly what I expected it to be, a book full of pictures and stories about mining camps and general life in the "old west". It is rife with information on nearly every aspect of gold camp life, from the diggings and miners to the prostitutes and leisure activities. The book itself is of good quality and looks like it will endure years of thumbing and re-reads. If you are at all interested in the old west gold camps I'd highly recommend it. ... Read more

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