When you think of nickel, a 5-cent coin probably comes to mind, but nickel is used for so much more than manufacturing coins. Nickel and nickel-containing alloys are very important in our society. Nickel is used in the construction, transportation, power, high-tech and many other industries. This book tells the fascinating story of how nickel was discovered, how ore containing nickel is mined and extracted, the properties that make nickel so useful, and how nickel's many uses and applications make the high-tech world we live in possible. It also provides students with up-to-date resources to continue their research.