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This book is not so much about coal, as it is about the environmental issues surrounding its use. I would have thought, though, that even a book of this sort would provide at... Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2004 by Donald B. Siano
Barbara Freese's book has it all. It's about an important topic and it's very easy to read. The first few chapters deal with the discovery of coal as fuel, the pollution that... Read morePublished on Oct. 24 2003 by SPM
Who would have thought that something as dreary as coal, could be converted into interesting reading? Well Freese manages to do so, in an efficient, easy to understand manner. Read morePublished on Oct. 22 2003 by V. Harris
Between the covers of this brilliant little black book lie truths hard to stomach for some readers and easier for others. Read morePublished on Sept. 21 2003 by Robin
I found the book excellent in some aspects of outlining the author's research of coal in human history, but she lost it with a poor line of investigation on the future of coal due... Read morePublished on Aug. 20 2003 by J. Janos
Who'da thought coal could be so interesting?
Written in a very engaging, not-dry manner.
Good ammo if one is opposed to the use of this foul fuel. Read more
I moved back to the United States after living for about 8 years in Manchester, England. Even today, you can still identify the effects of coal in Manchester--from the many... Read morePublished on July 3 2003 by Richard Giordano
Coal doesn't leap to one's mind as a terribly interesting topic, now does it? This book, however, proves fascinating from start to finish. Read morePublished on June 6 2003 by Amazon Customer