Secondhand. Very good condition. Ex library copy with all external stickers removed. Some discard stamps and removed date due slip has left minor damage to blank page.
The Second Rush is a history of the minerals boom in Australia over the half-century from the early 1960s to the end of the China minerals boom in 2012.
The earlier substantial mining boom, the gold rush of the nineteenth century, created extraordinary prosperity. However, from 1901 to the 1950s, with a few exceptions, mining descended into the doldrums. In the 1940s mining was regarded as belonging to Australia's past and not to its future.
The second rush began unexpectedly in the 1960s with the development of new export industries, the most prominent being coal, iron ore and bauxite. (back cover)