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Coal : a human history

Author: Barbara Freese; Shelly Frasier; Tantor Media.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The fascinating, often surprising story of how a simple black rock has altered the course of history. Prized as "the best stone in Britain" by Roman invaders who carved jewelry out of it, coal has transformed societies, powered navies, fueled economies, and expanded frontiers. It made China a twelfth-century superpower, inspired the writing of the Communist Manifesto, and helped the northern states win the American  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
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History
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Freese; Shelly Frasier; Tantor Media.
OCLC Number: 282932928
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 7:29:26.
Performer(s): Read by Shelly Frasier.
Description: 1 online resource.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 107689 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: Barbara Freese.

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The fascinating, often surprising story of how a simple black rock has altered the course of history. Prized as "the best stone in Britain" by Roman invaders who carved jewelry out of it, coal has transformed societies, powered navies, fueled economies, and expanded frontiers. It made China a twelfth-century superpower, inspired the writing of the Communist Manifesto, and helped the northern states win the American Civil War ...

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