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Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective
 
 

Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective, 1st Edition

Volume 2: Photographs and Multimedia Tours

 
Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective, 1st Edition,Glenn B. Stracher,Anupma Prakash,Ellina V. Sokol,ISBN9780444594129
 
 
 

Stracher   &   Prakash   &   Sokol   

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Key Features

  • 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

Description

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.

Readership

Mineralogists, petrologists, coal geologists, geophysicists, mining engineers, environmental and remote sensing scientists, and anyone involved in technical aspects of coal mining, coal fires, and combustion metamorphism.

Glenn B. Stracher

Dr. Glenn B. Stracher is Professor Emeritus 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. He was also nominated by the United Nations as a Fulbright Scholar while in graduate school before completing his postdoctoral work in 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. In 2015, he was named a Geological Society of America Fellow for his contributions to coal-fires science. 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 http://www.elsevierdirect.com/brochures/coalpeatfires/index.html The China University of Mining and Technology in Xuzhou, Jiangsu, has invited him to teach short courses about coal and peat fires using this four-volume book. He has also received an invitation to visit and do research at Tianjin University in China. Dr. Stracher appears in two National Geographic Channel (NGC) movies about coal-fires: Wild Fires, part of a seven part NGC series entitled Built for Destruction, and the more recent movie, Underground Inferno, that has won several international film-festival awards. Currently, he is working with historian Timo Hauge at the German Mining Museum in Bochum, Germany, on a permanent display about mine fires. The display in the 37,000 square foot museum will open in 2018 and feature much of Dr. Stracher’s work, as well as photos taken by Glenn and Janet Stracher during their numerous field expeditions. The German Mining Museum is the most famous mining museum in the world. The web address of the museum is: http://www.bergbaumuseum.de/index.php/en.

Affiliations and Expertise

East Georgia State College, Swainsboro, GA, USA

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Anupma Prakash

Anupma Prakash is Professor of Geophysics (Remote Sensing) at the Department of Geosciences and the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA. After receiving her M.Sc. degree in Geology from Lucknow University, India, and a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from the Indian Institute of Technology - Roorkee, India, she moved to the Netherlands to work for the International Institute of Geo-information Surveys and Earth Sciences (ITC), Enschede, The Netherlands. She is internationally recognized for her research on the use of remote sensing and geographic information system (GIS) techniques for investigating surface and underground coal mine fires. Her coal fire research involves fire detection, mapping, monitoring, depth estimation, characterization and quantitative estimation of environmental impacts.

Affiliations and Expertise

Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK, USA

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Ellina V. Sokol

Ellina Sokol is a distinguished research scientist at the Institute of Geology and Mineralogy of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Novosibirsk, Siberia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia

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Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective, 1st Edition

Dedication

Preface to Volume 1

Preface to Volume 2

Acknowledgments

List of Contributors

Volume 2: Photographs and Multimedia Tours

Chapter 1. Bowen Basin and Hunter Valley, Australia

Bowen Basin and Hunter Valley, Australia

Introduction

Photo Tour

References and Additional Reading

WWW Addresses

Chapter 2. Fire Mountain and Mud Volcanoes of Azerbaijan

Fire Mountain and Mud Volcanoes

Introduction

Photo Tour

Yanar Dag (Fire Mountain)

Dashgil Mud Volcano

Lokbatan Mud Volcano

Koturdag

References and Additional Reading

WWW Addresses

Chapter 3. Spontaneous Combustion of Canadian Coals

Canadian Coal Fires

Introduction

Acknowledgments

Photo Tour

References and Additional Reading

WWW Addresses

Chapter 4. Wuda and Ruqigou Coalfield Firesof Northern China

Wuda and Ruqigou Coalfield Fires of Northern China

Introduction

Photo Tour

References and Additional Reading

WWW Addresses

Chapter 5. Clinker at El Cerrejón Coal Mine, Colombia: Characteristics and Potential Uses

Clinker at El Cerrejón Coal Mine, Colombia

Introduction

Photo Tour

References and Additional Reading

WWW Addresses

Chapter 6. Coal Fires and Coal-Waste Piles in the Czech Republic

Czech Republic Coal Fires and Waste Piles

Introduction

Photo Tour

References and Additional Reading

WWW Addresses

Chapter 7. Combustion at Dorset, Wessex Coast of Southern England

Burning on the Wessex Coast of England

Introduction

Photo Tour

References and Additional Reading

WWW Addresses

Chapter 8. Coal Fires of Northern and Massif Central, France

Coal Fires of France

Introduction

Photo Tour

References and Additional Reading

WWW Addresses

Chapter 9. The Burning Anna-I Coal Mine Dump, Germany

The Burning Anna-I Coal Dump

Introduction

The Anna-I Coal Mine Dump

Photo Tour

References and Additional Reading

WWW Addresses

Chapter 10. Coal Fires in the Jharia Coalfield, India

Jharia Coalfield Fires, India

Introduction

Photo Tour

References and Additional Reading

WWW Addresses

Chapter 11. Indonesian Coal Fires of East Kalimantan, Borneo

Indonesian Coal Fires

Introduction

Photo Tour

References and Additional Reading

WWW Addresses

Chapter 12. Combustion Metamorphic “Bifacial Stone Tool Workshop,” Har Parsa, Hatrurim Basin, Israel

Combustion Metamorphic Stone Tools, Hatrurim Basin, Israel

Introduction

Photo Tour

References and Additional Reading

WWW Addresses

Chapter 13. The Peat Fires of Italy

The Peat Fires of Italy

Introduction

Photo Tour

References and Additional Reading

WWW Addresses

Chapter 14. Mud Volcanism and Gas Combustion in the Yli Depression, Southeastern Kazakhstan

Mud Volcanism and Gas Combustion, Kazakhstan

Introduction

Photo Tour

References and Additional Reading

WWW Addresses

Chapter 15. Coal-Waste Dump Fires of Poland

Coal-Waste Dump Fires of Poland

Introduction

Photo Tour

References and Additional Reading

WWW Addresses

Chapter 16. The Douro Coalfield Fires of Portugal

The Douro Coalfield Fires of Portugal

Introduction

Photo Tour

References and Additional Reading

WWW Addresses

Chapter 17. Paleo-Coal Fires in the Western Dacic Basin, Romania

Paleo-Coal Fires of Romania

Introduction

Photo Tour

References and Additional Reading

WWW Addresses

Chapter 18. Ancient Coal Fires, Combustion Metamorphic Rocks, and Minerals from the Kuznetsk Coal Basin

Coal Fires of the Kuznetsk Basin

Introduction

Photo Tour

References and Additional Reading

WWW Addresses

Chapter 19. The Peat Fires of Russia

The Peat Fires of Russia

Introduction

Photo Tour

References and Additional Reading

WWW Addresses

Chapter 20. Self-Sustained Smoldering Combustion of a Coal-Waste Heap in Central Scotland

A Smoldering-Waste Heap in Scotland

Introduction

Photo Tour

References and Additional Reading

WWW Addresses

Chapter 21. Witbank and Free State Coalfield Fires of South Africa

Coalfield Fires of South Africa

Introduction

Photo Tour

Witbank Coalfield

Free State Coalfield

References and Additional Reading

WWW Addresses

Chapter 22. Las Tablas de Daimiel National Park and Guadiana River Peat Fires of Spain

The Peat Fires of Spain

Introduction

Photo Tour

References and Additional Reading

WWW Addresses

Chapter 23. Coal Fires of the United States

United States Coal Fires

Introduction

Photo Tour

References and Additional Reading

WWW Addresses

Chapter 24. La Cuesta, Lobatera, and Paso Diablo Coal Fires of Venezuela

Coal Fires of Venezuela

Introduction

Photo Tour

References and Additional Reading

WWW Addresses

Author Index

Subject Index

Quotes and reviews

"This is the first of four volumes devoted to what might seem like a narrow topic, and yet coal and peat fires involve a confluence of subjects and hold substantial interest for a wide and international audience of scientists and engineers as well as students and the general public. Coverage of the socioeconomic and geoenvironmental impacts as well as the technical aspects of mining and the catastrophic fires themselves make this text suitable for fire, environmental, and remote sensing scientists as well as petrologists, coal geologists, and geophysicists; industry personnel; and anyone interested in pollution and the by-products of combustion." -- Reference and Research Book News, February 2013

"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

 
 
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