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Barbara Freese

Autor(a) de Coal: A Human History

4 Works 711 Membros 15 Críticas

About the Author

Barbara Freese is the author of Coal: A Human History, a New York Times Notable Book. She is an environmental attorney and a former Minnesota assistant attorney general.

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Outros nomes
Freese, Barbara Ellen
Data de nascimento
1960
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Locais de residência
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Ocupações
environmental attorney
energy policy analyst

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An Assistant Attorney General of Minnesota for more than twelve years, Barbara Freese not only helped enforce her state's environmental laws but also became fascinated by the very substance causing the worst pollution. 

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Assinalado
WBCLIB | Feb 19, 2023 |
Written with enough detail to tie into the reasons for coals importance in the old and new epochs but with sufficient lightness that a general reader will find it highly entertaining. And even for a seasoned reader of technology and the world, like myself, enjoyed this wonderful book.

Some of the insights I could kick myself for not considering such as cheap fuel and sunlight on offer compared to slums, dinginess, and expensive fuel would make the US highly attractive in the pre-1900 world.… (mais)
 
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dieseltaylor | 13 outras críticas | Feb 1, 2020 |
A reasonable, readable, and short history of coal and it's impact on human history. Pretty good. Of course, much of the focus is the profound impact that coal had on the industrial revolution and Britain, but that is to be expected. A bit ominous on the whole global warming book (the wider adoption of clean coal technologies, and cleaner fracking for natural gas, was in the future when this book was penned. A quick, interesting read.
 
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tuckerresearch | 13 outras críticas | Jun 15, 2018 |
This is an interesting overview of the complex relationship between coal and humankind, how the natural resource propelled people into the industrial age and many technological advancements even as it kills with both intimate and widespread forms of poison. The focus is on the zones: Britain, western Pennsylvania, and China. Freese's approach is even-handed, blunt in her descriptions of coal as a blessing and a curse.
 
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ladycato | 13 outras críticas | Mar 27, 2018 |

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Obras
4
Membros
711
Popularidade
#35,656
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
15
ISBN
15

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