East Georgia State College Professor Emeritus of Geology Dr. Glenn Stracher recently published his fifth volume on coal and peat fires.
Publishing in November of 2018, Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective, Volume 5: Case Studies – Advances in Field and Laboratory Research is a companion to Volumes 1 – 4 and includes the latest research findings about coal and peat fires in the United States, China, India, France, Spain, Poland and Ireland. Included are chapters about the discovery of microarthropods at two mine fires, the oldest recorded uses of burning coal, the effects of combustion and coal waste on a riverine system, remote sensing analysis of coal fires, gas explosion and spontaneous combustion experiments and phases associated with the byproducts of combustion. The volume also includes a companion website with an interactive world map of coal and peat fires, a collection of slide presentations, research data and videos.
Dr. Stracher retired from EGSC in 2015 after 23 years of teaching geology and physics. He was named Professor Emeritus of Geology in August of 2015. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his research on coal and peat fires, and is considered the foremost researcher of uncontrolled coal fires. He has authored many articles and books on the topic and has been featured both on television and in numerous magazines, as well as in several films.
The book is available from Elsevier at www.elsevier.com. By using the code EARTH318, you can order the volume and receive up to 30% free shipping.