The following books provide a broad overview of the copper sector from various perspectives:
Understanding Copper: Technologies, Markets, Business (Bernd Langner)
Written in 2011 by a retired senior executive with a long career in copper, this book provides an inside view of copper's value circle, including business, economic, environmental and technological aspects.
Copper: Its Trade, Manufacture, Use, and Environmental Status (Konrad Kundig ed)
Edited in 1999 by a former Copper Alliance colleague, this is a textbook covering copper's properties, its manufacturing and applications. It also includes chapters on trade and environment which are probably rather dated by now. The book is no longer in print, but available through many libraries.
Boom, Bust, Boom: A Story about Copper, the Metal that runs the World (Bill Carter)
Written in 2012 by an environmental activist and documentary maker, this book addresses a central question how to reconcile copper's major contribution to the world economy - nothing less than "the metal that runs the world" - with the impacts of copper production? In a way, it is an alternative Copper Story.
Extractive Metallurgy of Copper (Mark Schlesinger et al)
An award-winning, academic reference textbook, in development and print since four decades:
Last update: June 1, 2022