The mining industry is changing. And so is the planet. As the industry grows and globalizes, there is increasing pressure for mining to embrace the principles of sustainable development. In Industry in Transition, Alistair MacDonald delivers a thorough profile of the North American industry, outlining the challenges and opportunities on the path to sustainability. The changing nature of risk in the mineral industries is highlighted, and it is argued that the industry needs to be treated as an integrated production system in order to make the necessary transition an effective one.