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The book is very well written and extremely well researched.
The push forward in power technology assumes that if coal is to remain the primary source for electricity it must implement technologies that reduce CO2.
When you read this book you will be filled with despair but also hope because it can be corrected if we want it to be.
I did a book report on this and it made me cautious on leaving my lights on at the house. It is super easy to turn on and off a light, but when you discover how much our planet is... Read morePublished 12 days ago by James
I liked the run-down of the coal industry and how the technology in coal burning and mining is structured and works. His commentary on railroads is also accurate and well done. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Benjamin Droz
Good book on past practices of coal companies, not enough on future. A lot of info, kept me interested throughout.Published 2 months ago by Nick S.
'Big Coal' is an excellent, well-researched expose of the control and influence the coal companies have over our lives. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Guy Allen
The presentation of the book was not accurate - one page did not logically lead to the next in many cases; therefore my comprehension of the book is lacking.Published 18 months ago by M Jo
got this book after the tragedy in WV and found it very informative and rather easy to read. would recommend!!Published 21 months ago by trainerbri
This is an eye opener for sure. This is a very different view on the industrialization of our planet and I think it is important to see both sides of each coin.Published on December 26, 2012 by Tiffany S.
Goodwell has done extremely good job in writing this book. Learned a lot about coal industry even though I am, somewhat, familiar with the coal industry.Published on October 22, 2012 by Suman