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Overview

Coal Geology, second edition, offers a thoroughly revised and updated edition of this popular book which provides a comprehensive overview of the field of coal geology.

Coal Geology covers all aspects of coal geology in one volume, bridging the gap between the academic aspects and the practical role of geology in the coal industry. The object of the book is to provide the reader with a with a description of the origins of coal together with the physical and chemical properties of coal and coal petrology before proceeding to cover all areas of coal exploration, production and use.

  • Bridges the gap between academic aspects of coal geology and the practical role of geology in the coal industry
  • Examines historical and stratigraphical geology, together with mining, environmental issues, geophysics and hydrogeology and the marketing of coal
  • Defines worldwide coal resource classifications and methods of calculation
  • Addresses the alternative uses of coal as a source of energy, together with the environmental implications of coal usage
  • Includes improved illustrations including a colour section
  • Offers a global approach covering expanding fields in America, China and India

The truly global approach, drawn from the international experiences of the author, recognizes the growing role of coal use in emerging markets. With fully revised coverage of the latest modelling techniques, environmental legislation, equipment and recording methods, the second edition offers a truly invaluable resource for anyone studying, researching or working in the field of coal geology, geotechnical and mining engineering and environmental science.

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“All professionals connected to the science, exploration, development, production, and utilization as well as the business of coal should make frequent use of this valuable work. Students planning to enter the field will also find it an important resource. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners; two-year technical program students.” (Choice, 1 August 2013)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471485315
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/18/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 396
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry Thomas graduated from the University of Wales with a Ph.D in coalfield sedimentology, and has since been associated with the geology, exploration and mining of coal for over 40 years and has produced numerous technical papers, maps and reports on coal deposits worldwide. He is a director of Dargo Associates Ltd., an international coal consultancy, involved in assessment of coal utilization in many parts of the world for both mining operations, fuel for electricity generation and for project financing.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Preview.

Origin of Coal.

Age and Occurrence of Coal.

Coal as a Substance.

Coal Sampling and Analysis.

Coal Exploration and Data Collection.

Coal Resources and Reserves.

Geophysics of Coal.

Hydrogeology of Coal.

Geology and Coal Mining.

Coal as an Alternative Energy Source.

Coal and the Environment.

Computer Applications.

Coal Marketing.

Bibliography.

Appendices.

Glossary.

Index.

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