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Coal : a human history

Author: Barbara Freese
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2016.
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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. Yet the mundane mineral that built our global economy -and even today powers our electrical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Freese, Barbara (Barbara E.).
Coal.
New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2016
(OCoLC)914195434
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Freese
ISBN: 9780465096183 0465096182
OCLC Number: 938399906
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. A Portable Climate 2. The Best Stone in Britain 3. Launching a Revolution 4. Full Steam Ahead 5. A Precious Seed 6. The Rise and Fall of King Coal 7. Invisible Power 8. A Sort of Black Stone 9. A Burning Legacy 10. Tipping Points: Epilogue to the New Edition
Responsibility: Barbara Freese.

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A New York Times Notable Book "An absorbing book that never loses its grip. Barbara Freese is a splendid writer and takes the coal of the whole world into her compass." -New Scientist "A magnificent Read more...

 
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