Big Business: Inside the Coal Industry, 1st Edition

  • Tom Streissguth
  • Published By: Essential Library
  • ISBN-10: 1624022928
  • ISBN-13: 9781624022920
  • DDC: 338.2724
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released April 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Some commodities command massive economic, social, and political influence. This title examines the business around coal, one of the world's most important sources of energy. It explores the history of the coal industry, coal's environmental impact and what is being done to mitigate it, and the future of the coal industry and coal technology. Features include essential facts, a glossary, selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Coal and Society.
2: What is Coal?.
3: The Coal Revolution.
4: The Coal Industry Grows.
5: Digging Coal.
6: Coal Hazards.
7: Global Warming and Clean Coal.
8: New Coal Technologies.
9: The Future of Coal.
Coal Production 2014.
Essential Facts.
Additional Resources.
Source Notes.
About the Author.