Coal (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)

A Human History [With Earbuds] (Playaway Adult Nonfiction)

By Barbara Freese, Shelly Frasier (Read by)

Findaway World, 9781615749034

Publication Date: September 1, 2009

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (5/31/2003)
Paperback (2/9/2016)
MP3 CD (6/1/2003)
Hardcover (1/1/2003)
Compact Disc (6/1/2003)
Compact Disc (6/1/2003)

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The fascinating, often surprising story of how a simple black rock has altered the course of history. Prized as the best stone in Britain by Roman invaders who carved jewelry out of it, coal has transformed societies, powered navies, fueled economies, and expanded frontiers. It made China a twelfth-century superpower, inspired the writing of the Communist Manifesto, and helped the northern states win the American Civil War.