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The Resource Coal wars : the future of energy and the fate of the planet, Richard Martin

Coal wars : the future of energy and the fate of the planet, Richard Martin

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Coal wars : the future of energy and the fate of the planet
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Coal wars
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the future of energy and the fate of the planet
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Richard Martin
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eng
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"Since the late 18th century, when it emerged as a source of heating and, later, steam power, coal has brought untold benefits to mankind. Even today, coal generates almost 45 percent of the world's power. Our modern technological society would be inconceivable without coal and the energy it provides. Unfortunately, that society will not survive unless we wean ourselves off coal. The largest single source of greenhouse gases, coal is responsible for 43 percent of the world's carbon emissions. Richard Martin, author of SuperFuel, argues that to limit catastrophic climate change, we must find a way to power our world with less polluting energy sources, and we must do it in the next couple of decades--or else it is "game over." It won't be easy: as coal plants shut down across the United States, and much of Europe turns to natural gas, coal use is growing in the booming economies of Asia-- particularly China and India. Even in Germany, where nuclear power stations are being phased out in the wake of the Fukushima accident, coal use is growing. Led by the Sierra Club and its ambitious "Beyond Coal" campaign, environmentalists hope to drastically reduce our dependence on coal in the next decade. But doing so will require an unprecedented contraction of an established, lucrative, and politically influential worldwide industry. Big Coal will not go gently. And its decline will dramatically change lives everywhere--from Appalachian coal miners and coal company executives to activists in China's nascent environmental movement. Based on a series of journeys into the heart of coal land, from Wyoming to West Virginia to China's remote Shanxi Province, hundreds of interviews with people involved in, or affected by, the effort to shrink the industry, and deep research into the science, technology, and economics of the coal industry, Coal Wars chronicles the dramatic stories behind coal's big shutdown--and the industry's desperate attempts to remain a global behemoth. A tour de force of literary journalism in the tradition of McPhee and Matthiessen, Coal Wars will be a milestone in the climate change battle. "--
Summary
Since the late 18th century, when it emerged as a source of heating and, later, steam power, coal has brought untold benefits to mankind. Even today, coal generates almost 45 percent of the world's power. Our modern technological society would be inconceivable without coal and the energy it provides. Unfortunately, that society will not survive unless we wean ourselves off coal. The largest single source of greenhouse gases, coal is responsible for 43 percent of the world's carbon emissions. Richard Martin, author of SuperFuel, argues that to limit catastrophic climate change, we must find a way to power our world with less polluting energy sources, and we must do it in the next couple of decades--or else it is "game over."
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10411427
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1958-
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Martin, Richard
Dewey number
338.2/724
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maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Coal
  • Power resources
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Coal trade
  • SCIENCE / Energy
  • SCIENCE / History
  • Coal
  • Coal trade
  • Power resources
  • Renewable energy sources
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adult
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the future of energy and the fate of the planet
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Coal wars : the future of energy and the fate of the planet, Richard Martin
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-268) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • The death spiral
  • The surge
  • The great migration
  • Ground zero
Control code
ocn881437024
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781137279347
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014041806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
11861742
Other physical details
maps
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(OCoLC)881437024
Label
Coal wars : the future of energy and the fate of the planet, Richard Martin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The death spiral
  • The surge
  • The great migration
  • Ground zero
Control code
ocn881437024
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781137279347
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014041806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
11861742
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)881437024

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