Coal : a human history
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New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2016.
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9780465057931, 0465057934
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Book
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360 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
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English
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Level 10.5, 13 Points

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-341) and index.
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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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Freese, B. (2016). Coal: a human history . Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Freese, Barbara. 2016. Coal: A Human History. New York: Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Freese, Barbara. Coal: A Human History New York: Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Freese, Barbara. Coal: A Human History Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2016.

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