This volume contains three significant studies on environments of deposition and petrology of Chinese coals. The book is broken down into the following topics: Role of Coal in the World Energy Picture; Worldwide Occurrence and Production of Oil and Coal from Carboniferous Rocks; Coal Origin: Modern Peat Deposition and Accumulation; Coal Origin: Models for Various Environments of Deposition; Coal Origin: Depositional Environments for Low-Sulfur Coal; Inorganic Constituents of Coal: General Considerations of Mineral Matter and Trace Elements; Inorganic Constituents of Coal: Sulfur; Minerals in Coal-Bearing Strata or Other Rocks of Carboniferous Age; Coal Petrology: Techniques; Coal Petrology: Applied; Regional Coalification; Geophysical Applications in Coal Exploration; Tectonics and Structural Deformation of Coal; and Oil, Gas and Coal Gas; Origins and Environments.Each topic is covered by at least 3 essays, usually more. The volume includes more than 70essays.
About the Author
Mackenzie Gordon, Jr., is President and Editor-in-Chief of the Ninth International Congress.