We will not find ¿exposure to burning coal¿ listed as the cause of death on a single death certificate, but tens of thousands of deaths from asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, heart attacks, strokes, and other illnesses are clearly linked to coal-derived pollution. As politicians and advertising campaigns extol the virtues of ¿clean coal,¿ the dirty secret is that coal kills. In The Silent Epidemic, Alan Lockwood, a physician, describes and documents the adverse health effects of burning coal. Coal fueled the industrial revolution and has become a major source of energy in virtually every country. Lockwood¿s straightforward description of coal as a health hazard is especially timely, given the barrage of marketing efforts to promote coal as part of ¿energy independence.¿ His message is clear and urgent: ¿Coal-fired plants make people sick and die, particularly children and those with chronic illnesses, and they cost society huge amounts of money desperately needed for other purposes.¿
eClassics Publications presents 'Farthest North' by Charles Lanman Description: In the 1885 written 'Farthest North', Charles Lanman (1819-1895) tells the life story of Lieutenant, and American arctic explorer, James Booth Lockwood, and his deadly participation in the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition, also referred to as the Greely Arctic Expedition.