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Title:
Coal
Author:
Edwards, Ron, 1947-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Crabtree Pub., [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
32 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
What is coal? -- How was coal made? -- Coal in history -- Finding coal -- Coal deposits : locations -- Coal mining -- A miner's life -- Uses of coal -- Pollution from coal -- Alternatives to coal.
Reading Level:
NC 990 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.5 1.0 78731.
ISBN:
9780778714101

9780778714422
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Formed over millions of years, coal is a sedimentary rock that has been mined by people for use as fuel at least as far back as 1000 BC. This fascinating new book shows the basic make-up of coal, how it is mined, and the problems its use has created.


Table of Contents

What is coal?p. 4
How coal was formed?p. 6
Types of coalp. 8
Coal in historyp. 10
Finding coalp. 14
Coal miningp. 16
Coal depositsp. 20
A miner's lifep. 22
Uses of coalp. 24
Pollution from coalp. 26
Alternatives to coalp. 30
Glossaryp. 32
Indexp. 32