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Author Seaton, Anthony, author.

Title Farewell, king coal : from industrial triumph to climatic disaster / Anthony Seaton.

Publication Info. Edinburgh : Dunedin Academic Press Ltd, 2018.

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Physical Medium polychrome
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Contents Cover; Title; Contents; List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Introduction: Sad stories of the death of kings; 1 Early beginnings; 2 Earth, air, fire and water: the dangerous life of the coal miner; 3 The environment, disease and social reform; 4 King Coal: the rise to power; 5 The lungs and their diseases; 6 Anthracosis -- the disease that disappeared; 7 What does coal do to miners' lungs? The Cardiff studies; 8 Tying it all up: bronchitis, emphysema and pneumoconiosis; 9 Oil, the usurper, and industrial cancers.
10 'The inconvenience of the aer and smoake': the story of air pollution11 The story of a changing climate: the scientific discoveries; 12 The 21st century: the world and its changing climate; 13 Now it is up to us; 14 There is a tide in the affairs of men; References and notes; Glossary; Index; Copyright.
Summary In writing this account of the rise and decline of the coal industry and its effects on the health of the miners, of those who worked with coal products and of almost all of us who have breathed in the pollution from its combustion, Professor Seaton points to the often hidden adverse consequences of transformative technologies.
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Subject Coal -- History.
Coal trade -- History.
Coal trade.
Coal trade -- Health aspects.
Coal trade -- Environmental aspects.
Coal trade -- Environmental aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Anthony, Seaton. Farewell, King Coal : From Industrial Triumph to Climatic Disaster. Edinburgh : Dunedin Academic Press, ©2018 9781780460772
ISBN 1780465920 (electronic book)
9781780465920 (electronic book)