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Adani and the War Over Coal - Quentin Beresford

Paperback Published: 1st August 2018
ISBN: 9781742235936
Number Of Pages: 416

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Coal is the political, economic and cultural totem for debates about climate change. Yet Australian politicians have had a love affair with coal, which has helped lock our politics - and our country - into the fossil fuel age.

This searing book takes apart the pivotal role of the Adani Carmichael mine in the conflict over coal. We see the rise of a fossil fuel power network linking mining companies, mining oligarchs, the big four banks, right-wing think tanks, lobby groups, the conservative media and all sides of Australian politics. On the other side, we have one of the biggest social movements ever seen in Australia in the form of #StopAdani uniting to try to save the Great Barrier Reef, native title rights and to fight the corrupt politics of coal.

Looking into the social, environmental and economic elements of this big fight, as well as the background of Gautam Adani himself, this book tells the full story of one of the lightning rod issues of our time.

About the Author

Quentin Beresford is a former journalist and now a professor of politics at Edith Cowan University. He has published many books, most recently The Rise and Fall of Gunns Ltd, which won the Tasmanian non-fiction prize, and was shortlisted for the Ashurst business award and other prizes.

Industry Reviews

"Adani and the war over coal lifts the lid on a farrago of lies, deceit and brute cronyism infesting two great democracies." -- Bob Brown
"There are many big, bad projects the fossil fuel industry is pushing across the planet, but the Adani coal mine may be the biggest and stupidest of them all. To understand the roots of this debacle, and to remind you why it's necessary that we fight relentlessly to kill this project, this book is necessary reading." --Bill McKibben, author The End of Nature

A book every Australian should familiarize themselves with.


Facing changes to our world with global warming and the effects it will have especially on future generations, this book gives the answers we need to fight those responsible and the things responsible for causing damage to the environment.

Mackay, Qld



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ISBN: 9781742235936
ISBN-10: 174223593X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st August 2018
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.54