by David M. Haugen

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737735918
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 09/26/2006
Series: Fueling the Future Series
Pages: 119
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword     8
Introduction     10
The Mining and Uses of Coal
Coal Helped Make the Industrial Revolution Possible   Barbara Freese     19
How Coal Is Graded and Mined Today   Rita K. Hessley   John W. Reasoner   John T. Riley     28
The Mining and Uses of Coal   Neil Schlager   Jayne Weisblatt     37
Does Burning Coal Threaten the Environment?
Mercury Emissions from Coal Plants Are a Serious Problem   Janet Larsen     50
Mercury Emissions from Coal Plants Are Not a Serious Problem   Robert Peltier     56
The Coal Industry Is Destroying the Environment   Jennifer Hattam     60
Is Coal the Energy of the Future?
The Pros and Cons of Investing in Clean Coal Technologies   Katie Benner     71
Comparing Coal with Other Energy Sources   Margaret Kriz     76
Gasification of Coal Will Reduce Pollution Emissions$dU.S. Department of Energy     89
Facts About Coal     94
Glossary     99
Chronology     104
For Further Reading     109
Index     114
Picture Credits     118
About the Editor     119

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