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Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective, Volume 2: Photographs and Multimedia Tours

Authored by world-renowned experts in coal and peat fires
Global in scope-countries from all of the world are represented
Beautiful full-color illustrations and online materials including research data banks, an interactive online world map of coal and peat fires, multi-media presentations, and videos bring the contents to life

Series: Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective Volume: 2

By: Glenn B Stracher (Editor), Anupma Prakash (Editor), Ellina V Sokol (Editor)

584 pages, illustrations


Hardback | Sep 2012 | #221318 | ISBN-13: 9780444594129
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Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective is a compelling collection of research conducted by scientists and engineers around the world. It presents the scientific and industrial communities as well as the interested lay reader with studies about prehistoric as well as historic coal and peat fires and magnificent illustrations of such fires and related research from countries around the world – a totally new contribution to science.

The second of four volumes in the collection, Photographs and Multimedia Tours features stunning photographs from around the world, including Australia, Canada, Northern China, India, Borneo, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Russia, the United States, and more. This essential reference also includes a companion website with a collection of slide presentations and videos about coal and peat fires. It is authored by world-renowned experts in coal and peat fires. Global in scope-countries from all of the world are represented. Beautiful full-color illustrations and online materials including research data banks, an interactive online world map of coal and peat fires, multi-media presentations, and videos bring the contents to life.

"Volume 2 of this encyclopedic work (Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective) has recently been published by Elsevier. This 554 page volume contains 24 chapters describing fires in 23 countries. The informative discussions are beautifully enhanced with more than 1100 illustrations, most in full color! Associated with this tome is an extraordinary array of on-line photographs, movies, radio talk show discussions, slide presentations, etc. related to coal and peat fires. This volume is not only an important scientific contribution and a work of art but it is what every scholarly book should be – a total sensory immersion into a fascinating topic."
– Dr. Robert B. Finkelman, Research Professor in the Dept. of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Dallas and an Adjunct Professor at the China University of Geosciences, Beijing


    Bowen Basin and Hunter Valley, Australia--Stuart J. Day
    Fire Mountain and Mud Volcanoes of Azerbaijan--Yevgeny Vapnik
    Spontaneous Combustion of Canadian Coals--Hamed Sanei , Jesse Carrie , Fari Goodarzi
    Wuda and Ruqigou Coalfield Fires of Northern China--Glenn B. Stracher, Claudia Kuenzer, Christoph Hecker, Jianzhong Zhang, Paul A. Schroeder, John K. McCormack
    Clinker at El Cerrejón Coal Mine, Colombia: Characteristics and Potential Uses--Jhon A. Quintero, Carlos A. Ríos, Glenn B. Stracher
    Czech Republic--Zdenek Klika, Peter Martinec
    Combustion at Dorset, Wessex Coast of Southern England--Yevgeny Vapnik
    Coal Fires of Northern and Massif Central, France--M. Naze-Nancy Masalehdani, Yves Paquette
    The Burning Anna-I Coal Mine Dump, Germany--Frank de Wit, Thomas Witzke, Günter Blaß, Uwe Kolitsch
    India--Anupma Prakash, Sheochand Prasad, Ashwani Raju
    Indonesian Coal Fires of East Kalimantan, Borneo--Glenn B. Stracher, Alfred E. Whitehouse, Asep A. S. Mulyana, Paul A. Schroeder, John K. McCormack
    Combustion Metamorphic "Bifacial Stone Tool Workshop," Har Parsa, Hatrurim Basin, Israel--Yevgeny Vapnik, Jacob Vardi
    The Peat Fires of Italy--Giovanni Martinelli, Stefano Cremonini, Eleonora Samonati
    Mud Volcanism and Gas Combustion in the Yli Depression, Southeastern Kazakhstan--Ilia L. Fishman, Yuliya I. Kazakova, Ellina V. Sokol, Glenn B. Stracher, Svetlana N. Kokh, Oleg P. Polyansky, Yevgeny Vapnik, Yelena White, Kalik O. Bajadilov
    Coal-Waste Dump Fires of Poland--Magdalena Misz-Kennan, Justyna Ciesielczuk, Adam Tabor
    The Douro Coalfield Fires of Portugal--Joana Ribeiro, Rui Moura, Deolinda Flores, Duarte B. Lopes, Carlos Gouveia, Sérgio Mendonça, Orlando Frazão
    Paleo-Coal Fires in the Western Dacic Basin, Romania--Sorin-Corneliu Radan, Silviu Radan
    Ancient Coal Fires, Combustion Metamorphic Rocks, and Minerals from the Kuznetsk Coal Basin, West Siberia, Russia--Sophia A. Korzhova, Victor V. Sharygin, Igor S. Sharygin, Svetlana N. Kokh, Ellina V. Sokol, Ekaterina A. Simonova, Andrei A. Peturov
    Russian Peat Fires--Tatiana Minaeva, Andrey Sirin
    Self-Sustained Smoldering Combustion of a Coal Waste Heap in Scotland--Keith W. Torrance, Guillermo Rein, Christine Switzer, Rory Hadden, Claire M. Belcher, Ricky Carvel
    Witbank and Free State Coalfield Fires of South Africa--Glenn B. Stracher, Robert B. Finkelman, Paul A. Schroeder, John K. McCormack, Denis Pone, Harold Annegarn
    Las Tablas de Daimiel National Park and Guadiana River Peat Fires of Spain--Luis Moreno, M. Emilia Jiménez
    United States Coal Fires--Glenn B. Stracher, Mark Engle, James C. Hower, Anupma Prakash, Russell H. Bartley, Sylvia Bartley, Paul A. Schroeder, Nan Lindsley-Griffin, John Styers, Melissa A. Barnes (Nolter), Edward L. Heffern
    La Cuesta, Lobatera, and Paso Diablo Coal Fires of Venezuela--Manuel Martínez, Gonzalo Márquez

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Dr. Glenn B. Stracher is Professor of Geology and Physics at East Georgia State College, University System of Georgia, Swainsboro, Georgia, USA. After receiving his M.S. in Geology and a Ph.D. in Geology and Engineering Mechanics from the University of Nebraska, he served as a Lady Davis Scholar at the Institute of Earth Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Dr. Stracher is the former chair of the Geological Society of America's Coal Geology Division and served on the society's External Awards Committee. He is the co-author of three chemical thermodynamics books, published in English and Japanese and taught graduate level courses in this subject at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. In 2010, he was named a University System of Georgia "Shining Star, by the state's Board of Regents, for excellence in research and teaching. Trained as a structural geologist, mineralogist, and metamorphic petrologist, the main focus of his research since 1995; and for which he is internationally known, is coal fires burning around the world. In addition to numerous peer-reviewed publications about coal fires, he has convened coal-fires symposia with the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Geological Society of America (GSA), and led four GSA National coal-fires field trips. Dr. Stracher is the editor of the Geological Society of America book, Geology of Coal Fires: Case Studies from Around the World. He also edited the International Journal of Coal Geology special publication, Coal Fires Burning Around the World: A Global Catastrophe. His latest project is a four-volume book published by Elsevier and entitled Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective.

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