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Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective, Volume 3: Case Studies - Coal Fires

  • Authored by world-renowned experts in coal and peat fires
  • Global in scope – countries from around the world are represented
  • Includes beautiful color illustrations, lively presentations, important research data, and informative videos

Series: Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective Volume: 3

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

816 pages, illustrations


Hardback | Nov 2014 | #221317 | ISBN-13: 9780444595096
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Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective, Volumes 1-4, presents a fascinating collection of research about prehistoric and historic coal and peat fires. Magnificent illustrations of fires and research findings from countries around the world are featured-a totally new contribution to science. This third of four volumes in the collection, Coal Fires - Case Studies, examines in detail specific coal fires chronicled in a number of locations around the world including Brazil, the Czech Republic, Germany, Malawi, Poland, Russia, Spain, Tajikistan, the United States, Venezuela, and others.


1. Spontaneous Combustion in Open-Cut Coal Mines: Australian Experience and Research
2. Nanominerals and Ultrafine Particles from Brazilian Coal Fires
3. Remote and In Situ Mapping of Coal Fires: Case Studies from China and India
4. Coal Combustion and Mineralization in the Helen Shan Mountains of Northern China
5. Mineralogy of Burning-Coal Waste Piles in Collieries of the Czech Republic
6. Combustion Metamorphism in the Most Basin, Czech Republic
7. Mineralogy of the Burning Anna I Coal-Mine Dump, Alsdorf, Germany
8. Geothermal Utilization of Smoldering Mining Dumps
9. Impact of Mining Activites on Land Use Land Cover in the Jharia Coalfield, India
10. Stone-Tool Workshops of the Hatrurim Basin, Israel: Mineralogy, Geochemistry, and Rock Mechanics of Lithic Industrial Materials
11. Geophysics of Pyrometamorphic and Hydrothermal Rocks of the Nabi Musa Mottled Zone, Vicinity of the Dead Sea Transform, Israel
12. Preliminary Assessment of the Coal Fires of Malawi
13. Fire Prevention in Coal-Waste Dumps: Exemplified by the Rymer Cones, Upper Silesian Coal Basin, Poland
14. Thermal Transformations of Waste Rock at the Starzykowiec Coal- Waste Dump, Poland
15. The Thermal History of Select Coal-Waste Dumps in the Upper Silesian Coal Basin, Poland
16. Coal Mining and Combustion in the Coal-Waste Dumps of Poland
17. Mineral Transformations and Actinide Transport: Combustion Metamorphism in the Wojkowice Coal-Waste Dump, Upper Silesian Coal Basin, Poland
18. Mineralogy and Magnetic Parameters of Materials Resulting from the Mining and Consumption of Coal from the Douro Coalfield, Northwest Portugal
19. Ancient Coal Fires on the Southwestern Periphery of the Kuznetsk Basin, West Siberia, Russia: Geology and Geochronology
20. Ellestadite-Group Minerals in Combustion Metamorphic Rocks
21. Fayalite from Paralavas Associated with Natural Coal Fires: Combustion Metamorphic Complexes in the Kuznetsk Coal Basin,Russia
22. Mineralogy and Origin of Fayalite-Sekaninaite Paralava: Ravat Coal Fire, Central Tajikistan
23. The "Volcanoes" of Midwestern Venezuela
24. Coal-Fire Hazard Mapping in High-Latitude Coal Basins: A Case Study from Interior Alaska
25. Anthracite Coal-Mine Fires of Northeastern Pennsylvania
26. Historic Record of Coal Fires in the Richmond Basin, Virginia
27. Coal Fires of the Pacific Northwet, USA
28. Combustion Mineralogy and Petrology of Oil-Shale Slags, Lapanouse, Sévérac-le-Château, Aveyron, France: Analogies with Hydrocarbon-Fires
29. A Review of Coal-Fire Sampling Methods

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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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