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Coal

Coal

Nature and Culture

by Ralph Crane
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/06/2021
RRP  $34.99 $33.95
While concerns about climate change have focused negative attention on the coal industry in recent years, as descendants of the industrial revolution we have all benefitted from the mining of the black seam. Coal has significantly influenced the course of human history and our social and natural environments. This book takes readers on a journey through the extraordinary artistic responses to coal, from its role in the works of writers such as Émile Zola, D. H. Lawrence, and George Orwell; to the way it inspired the work of painters, including J. M. W. Turner, Claude Monet, and Vincent van Gogh; to the place of coal in film, song, and folklore; as well as the surprising allure of coal tourism. Strikingly illustrated, Coal provides engaging and informative insight into the myriad ways coal has affected our lives.
ISBN:
9781789143669
9781789143669
Category:
Mineralogy & gems
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-06-2021
Language:
English
Publisher:
Reaktion Books, Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
209.55x146.05x17.78mm
Ralph Crane

Ralph Crane is the author or editor of more than twenty academic books. He lives in Hobart and is Professor of English at the University of Tasmania.

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