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The Resource Hazelwood, Tom Doig

Hazelwood, Tom Doig

Label
Hazelwood
Title
Hazelwood
Statement of responsibility
Tom Doig
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Early in the afternoon of February 9, 2014, during the worst drought and heatwave south-eastern Australia had experienced in over a century, two separate bushfires raged towards the massive Hazelwood open-pit brown coal mine, near Morwell in the Latrobe Valley. The fires overwhelmed local fire-fighting efforts and sent a skyful of embers sailing on to millions of square metres of exposed, highly flammable brown coal. Twelve hours later, the mine was burning. The Hazelwood mine fire burned out of control for 45 days straight. As the air filled with toxic smoke and ash, residents of the Latrobe Valley became ill, afraid – and angry. Up against an unresponsive corporation and an indifferent government, the community banded together, turning tragedy into a political fight. In Hazelwood, Tom Doig reveals the decades of decisions that led to the fire, and gives an intimate account of the first moments of the blaze and the dark months that followed. This is a gripping and immediate report of one of the worst environmental and public health disasters in Australian history
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10772235
Cataloging source
VSL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doig, Tom
Dewey number
303.485
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coal mines and mining
  • Mine fires
  • Mine fires
  • Fire investigation
  • Industrial accidents
  • Air
  • Mine fires
  • Morwell (Vic.)
Label
Hazelwood, Tom Doig
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A fire that burned for forty-five days. A town choking on smoke and ash. A community that fought back."--cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references [289 page]
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065144269
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780143793342
Lccn
jb2020270133
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1089782638
Label
Hazelwood, Tom Doig
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A fire that burned for forty-five days. A town choking on smoke and ash. A community that fought back."--cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references [289 page]
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065144269
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780143793342
Lccn
jb2020270133
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1089782638

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