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Coal Geology

By: Larry Thomas (Author)

460 pages, 16 plates with colour & b/w photos and colour illustrations; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Oct 2012 | Edition: 2 | #199087 | ISBN-13: 9781119990444
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Coal Geology bridges the gap between academic aspects of coal geology (petrology and sedimentation) and the practical role of geology in the coal industry. It examines historical and stratigraphical geology, together with mining, environmental issues, computer technology and the marketing of coal. Fully updated, Coal Geology remains the only reference to cover all aspects of coal geology in one volume and includes a new chapter on coal use, improved illustrations, and a truly global approach covering expanding fields in America, China and India.


Preface To First Edition, ix
Preface, xi

1 Preview, 1
2 Origin of Coal, 3
3 Age and Occurrence of Coal, 53
4 Coal as a Substance, 87
5 Coal Sampling and Analysis, 137
6 Coal Exploration and Data Collection, 151
7 Coal Resources and Reserves, 185
8 Geophysics of Coal, 211
9 Hydrogeology of Coal, 253
10 Geology and Coal Mining, 271
11 Coal as an Alternative Energy Source, 303
12 Coal Use and the Environment, 339
13 Coal Marketing, 369

References, 385

Appendix 1 List of International and National Standards used in Coal and Coke Analysis and Evaluation, 399
Appendix 2 Tables of True and Apparent Dip, Slope Angles, Gradients and Per Cent Slope, 415
Appendix 3 Calorific Values Expressed in Different Units, 417
Appendix 4 Units of measurement, 421
Appendix 5 Methane Units Converter, 423

Glossary, 425
Index, 431

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