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Overview

The Compact Research series offers a concise, relevant, and conveniently organized collection of information covering a variety of topics including illegal immigration and deforestation to diseases such as anorexia and meningitis. Each book introduces a timely topic in a tightly organized format to hold readers' interest. Lively objective overviews, primary source quotes, and illustrated facts and statistics present an inviting full-color and user-friendly format.

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Gr 9 Up—The first book discusses the seriousness of toxic and electronic waste, the effectiveness of cleanup efforts, and future challenges. The second title examines the global demand for coal power, environmental impacts of burning and mining it, and the future of the industry. In a concise, objective manner, the books investigate historical, economic, political, and environmental issues. Primary-source quotations; short narrative texts, followed by relevant quotations; a section with a bulleted list of one-sentence facts; pertinent illustrations; and annotated lists of key people, organizations, and advocacy groups are included. Opposing quotes are paired off in brackets. These books are well researched and carefully organized, and the discussion and quality content make them useful for research.—June Shimonishi, Torrance Public Library, CA
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Table of Contents

Foreword 4

Coal Power at a Glance 6

Overview 8

How Dependent Is the World on Coal Power? 20

Primary Source Quotes 27

Facts and Illustrations 30

Does Coal Burning Threaten the Environment? 35

Primary Source Quotes 42

Facts and Illustrations 45

What Are the Environmental Effects of Coal Mining? 49

Primary Source Quotes 56

Facts and Illustrations 59

What is the Future of Coal Power? 64

Primary Source Quotes 72

Facts and Illustrations 75

Key People and Advocacy Groups 80

Chronology 82

Related Organizations 84

For Further Research 88

Source Notes 91

List of Illustrations 93

Index 94

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