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Farewell, King Coal: from industrial triumph to climatic disaster, 1st Edition

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Format: Book- Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781780460772
Author: Seaton, Anthony
Publication Date: 01-Nov-2018
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Number of Pages: 246

Table of Contents:

Introduction. 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 pollution; 11. 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.