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The Resource Big coal : the dirty secret behind America's energy future, Jeff Goodell

Big coal : the dirty secret behind America's energy future, Jeff Goodell

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Big coal : the dirty secret behind America's energy future
Title
Big coal
Title remainder
the dirty secret behind America's energy future
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Goodell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Few of us realize that every time we flip on a switch, we burn a lump of coal--our shiny white iPod economy is propped up by dirty black rocks. Despite a legacy that has claimed millions of lives and ravaged the environment, coal has become hot again. Our desire to find a homegrown alternative to Mideast oil, the rising cost of oil and natural gas, and the mood in Washington will soon push our coal consumption through the roof. Because we have failed to develop alternative energy sources, coal has become the default fuel for the 21st century. Veteran journalist Goodell examines the faulty assumptions underlying coal's revival and shatters the myth of cheap coal energy. In a blend of investigative reporting, history, and business analysis, he illuminates the troubling economic imperatives America faces and the collusion of business and politics that has set us on this dangerous course.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
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Goodell, Jeff
Dewey number
333.793/20973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TN805.A5
LC item number
G665 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coal mines and mining
  • Coal
  • Energy minerals
Label
Big coal : the dirty secret behind America's energy future, Jeff Goodell
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-295) and index
Contents
The dig -- The Saudi Arabia of coal -- Coal colonies -- Dogholes -- The carbon express -- The burn -- Infinite needs -- The big dirty -- "A citizen wherever we serve" -- The heat -- Reversal of fortune-- The coal rush -- The frontier -- An empire of denial
Control code
ocm62341506
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 324 p.
Isbn
9780618319404
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005033199
Other control number
9780618319404
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o62341506
  • (Sirsi) o62341506
Label
Big coal : the dirty secret behind America's energy future, Jeff Goodell
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-295) and index
Contents
The dig -- The Saudi Arabia of coal -- Coal colonies -- Dogholes -- The carbon express -- The burn -- Infinite needs -- The big dirty -- "A citizen wherever we serve" -- The heat -- Reversal of fortune-- The coal rush -- The frontier -- An empire of denial
Control code
ocm62341506
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 324 p.
Isbn
9780618319404
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005033199
Other control number
9780618319404
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o62341506
  • (Sirsi) o62341506

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