Coal geology is not widely taught, but in addition most books on the subject have major drawbacks and are expensive for undergraduate use. This volume has been developed for those working in the coal industry and is designed to give background information for the coal geologist. As such, therefore, it should include introductory principles which may be useful for students. The book comprises 14 chapters and includes chapters from the origin of coal, to coal as a substance, to coal exploration, resources, reserves and use. It is illustrated by diagrams and photos many of which have not reproduced well.

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