Coal by Barbara Freese
Look inside with Google Book Preview
By Barbara Freese


A Human History

By (author) See other recent books by Barbara Freese
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $20.43
Your Price: $18.38 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $2.04! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $0.92 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 10-12 days

Coal by Barbara Freese

Book Description

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 transformed Britain and ushered in the industrial age. The rest of the book looks at America and China, at the birth of the unions and the closing of the mines, and at the energy industry today. With oil prices on the rise and no end in sight to our insatiable appetite for energy, the world is turning again to coal.

Buy Coal book by Barbara Freese from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780099478843
ISBN-10: 0099478846
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 128mm x 19mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 5-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...

Books By Author Barbara Freese

Coal by Barbara Freese Coal, Paperback (February 2016)

The fascinating, often surprising story of how a simple black rock has altered the course of history.

» View all books by Barbara Freese


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Coal book by Barbara Freese and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Barbara Freese

Barbara Freese was Assistant District Attorney in Michigan, one of America's biggest coal producing states, for 12 years and is an expert on air pollution laws. Coal is her first book. She lives in St. Paul, Michigan with her husband and two children.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Barbara Freese close
Coal by Barbara Freese
» close