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The Resource Coal : a human history, Barbara Freese

Coal : a human history, Barbara Freese

Label
Coal : a human history
Title
Coal
Title remainder
a human history
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Freese
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: The fascinating history of a simple black rock that has shaped our world--and now threatens it. In this remarkable book, Barbara Freese takes us on a rich historical journey that begins hundreds of millions of years ago and spans the globe. Prized as "the best stone in Britain" by Roman invaders who carved jewelry out of it, coal has transformed societies, expanded frontiers, and sparked social movements, and still powers our electric grid. Yet coal's world-changing power has come at a tremendous price, including centuries of blackening our skies and lungs--and now the dangerous warming of our global climate. Ranging from the "great stinking fogs" of London to the rat-infested coal mines of Pennsylvania, from the impoverished slums of Manchester to the toxic streets of Beijing, Coal is a captivating narrative about an ordinary substance with an extraordinary impact on human civilization
Cataloging source
LPU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Freese, Barbara
Dewey number
553.2/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • TN800
  • HD9540.5
LC item number
  • .F74 2003
  • .F74 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coal
  • Coal
  • Pollutants
  • Coal miners
  • Industrialization
  • Environmental degradation
  • Charbon
  • Charbon
  • Charbon
  • Coal
  • Coal
  • Steenkool
  • Kolenmijnen
  • Coal
  • Coal mines and mining
  • Coal
Label
Coal : a human history, Barbara Freese
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A portable climate -- The best stone in Britain -- Launching a revolution -- Full steam ahead -- A precious seed -- The rise and fall of King Coal -- Invisible power -- A sort of black stone -- A burning legacy
Control code
ocm51449422
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
v, 308 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780738204000
Lccn
2002114066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o51449422
  • (OCoLC)51449422
Label
Coal : a human history, Barbara Freese
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A portable climate -- The best stone in Britain -- Launching a revolution -- Full steam ahead -- A precious seed -- The rise and fall of King Coal -- Invisible power -- A sort of black stone -- A burning legacy
Control code
ocm51449422
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
v, 308 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780738204000
Lccn
2002114066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o51449422
  • (OCoLC)51449422

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