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Coal: A Human History


Coal has transformed societies and shaped the fate of nations. It launched empires and triggered wars. Above all, it fuelled the Industrial Revolution in Britain, propelling the rise of a small rural kingdom into the greatest commercial empire in the world. Taking us on a rich historical journey that begins on the banks of the river Tyne, Barbara Freese explores the profound role coal has played in human history and continues to play in todays world. The first half of the book is set in Britain and tells how coal ...

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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


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

ISBN-13: 9781400100873

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