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Coal: A Human History

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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. Yet the mundane mineral that built our global economy--and even today powers our electrical plants- ...

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Coal: A Human History
2016, Basic Books

ISBN-13: 9780465057931

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Coal: A Human History
2006, Arrow Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780099478843

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Coal: A Human History
2004, Penguin Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780142000984

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Coal: A Human History
2003, Basic Books, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780738204000

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Coal: A Human History
2003, Tantor Audio, Old Saybrook

ISBN-13: 9781400100873

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Coal: A Human History
2003, Tantor Audio, Old Saybrook

ISBN-13: 9781400150878

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