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    • A Human History
    • By: Barbara Freese
    • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 338
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 154

    The fascinating, often surprising story of how a simple black rock altered the course of history. Yet the mundane mineral that built our global economy, and even today powers our electrical plants, has also caused death, disease, and environmental destruction. In this remarkable book, Barbara Freese takes us on a rich historical journey that begins three hundred million years ago and spans the globe.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but more than a hint of bias

    • By miyaker on 06-10-04

    Regular price: $27.30