Since the first edition of this Monograph in 1986, globalisation and environmental challenges have caused substantial changes in our world. These changes have had a significant impact on the coal industry globally, and increased transparency and scrutiny have led to improvements in technology and performance. Similarly, increased industrialisation in emerging economies, such as China and India, has led to an increase in demand alongside concerns surrounding carbon emissions and climate change.
This 1085 page volume provides a valuable update on current coal mining practice throughout Australasia and follows the same general format of prior editions, addressing a wide range of subjects including history, exploration, mine planning, safety and marketing. It also covers a number of new topics, reflecting more recent developments in the Australasian coal mining industry.
This edition of the popular monograph will continue to serve as a valuable resource for students and professionals with an interest in the coal mining industry.