This report looks at mineral resources and their availability, including coal and petroleum. The report recommends for the U.S. a policy of conservation in the use of petroleum. The report also considers copper resources. The report concludes that world reserves of petroleum and natural gas will be seriously depleted by the end of this century, which is about 25 years.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by the Committee on Mineral Resources and the Environment.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Academy of Sciences

    2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20418
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 348 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083953
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IBSN 0-309-02343-2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1975 12:00AM