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- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00
In the 1950s Centralia was a small town, like many others in the anthracite region of Pennsylvania. But since the 1960s, it has been consumed, outwardly and inwardly by a fire that has inexorably spread in the abandoned mines beneath it. The earth smokes, subsides, and breathes poisonous gases. No less destructive has been the spread of dissension... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 202.00
This revised edition presents an engineering design approach to ventilation and air conditioning as part of the comprehensive environmental control of the mine atmosphere. It provides an in-depth look, for practitioners who design and operate mines, into the health and safety aspects of environmental conditions in the underground workplace. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 325.00
The purpose of ground support is to safely maintain excavations for their expected lifespan. The effectiveness of ground support can be seen both in terms of personnel and equipment safety, and in terms of allowing the most economic extraction. Scientists, practitioners and technology developers have contributed to this volume, which covers rock mass... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
The Day the Earth Caved In is an unprecedented and riveting account of the nation?s worst mine fire, beginning on Valentine?s Day, 1981, when twelve-year-old Todd Domboski plunged through the earth in his grandmother?s backyard in Centralia, Pennsylvania. In astonishing detail, award-winning journalist Joan Quigley, the granddaughter of Centralia... more...
- Elsevier Science 1995; US$ 72.95
Subsidence of geologic surface structures due to withdrawal of fluids from aquifers and petroleum reservoirs is a phenomenon experienced throughout the world as the demand for water and hydrocarbons increases with increasing population growth. This book addresses the definition and theories of subsidence, and the influences of unique conditions on... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 99.00
Get Deep into the Field of Excavation-Planning, Practice, and Safety Excavation Systems Planning, Design, and Safety is a thorough guide to ensuring your projects are completed correctly, safely, and cost effectively. Concisely written and presented in an easy-to-navigate format, this comprehensive guide arms you with the most current information... more...
- SME 2003; US$ 79.00
The occurrence of rockbursts poses a significant and growing threat to mines--and miners--throughout North America. High stress on brittle rock structures during mining operations can produce sudden, explosive reactions that result in costly mine failures, serious injury, and even death. Using a series of case studies, this essential reference documents... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 124.95
The consideration of human factors issues is vital to the mining industry. As in other safety-critical domains, human performance problems constitute a significant threat to system safety, making the study of human factors an important field for improving safety in mining operations. The primary purpose of this book is to provide the reader with a... more...
- Springer 2010; US$ 199.00
Underground mines require fool-proof, mine-wide communication systems for smooth functioning of mine production and worker safety. Proper and reliable communication systems not only decrease machine break down time, but more importantly provide immediate transmission of messages from the underground working area to the surface for normal mining operations... more...
- Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 139.95
Coal is the dirtiest of all fossil fuels. When burned, it produces emissions that contribute to global warming, create acid rain, and pollute water. With all of the interest and research surrounding nuclear energy, hydropower, and biofuels, many think that coal is finally on its way out. However, coal generates half of the electricity in the United... more...