Barbara Freese traces the history the rise of coal from the perspective of the people and communities that were involved. A charming and scholarly book which highlights the human side of the reign of King Coal.
For decades, environmentalists have told us that using fossil fuels is a self-destructive addiction that will destroy our planet. Yet at the same time, by every measure of human well-being, from life expectancy to clean water to climate safety, life has been getting better and better. How can this be? The explanation, energy expert Alex… Read more »
Richard Martin presents an up-to-date account of the coal industries in the USA and China and paints a picture of the environmental impact of coal and the challenges in reducing dependence on the dirtiest of fossil fuels..