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Gubkin, I. M. (Ivan Mikhaĭlovich), 1871-1939. The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation - Image 22. 1932. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 23, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6492/show/6437.

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Gubkin, I. M. (Ivan Mikhaĭlovich), 1871-1939. (1932). The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation - Image 22. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6492/show/6437

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Title The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation
Alternative Title The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation: an address delivered before the extraordinary session of the Academy of Sciences of the Soviet union held in Moscow, June 21 - 27, 1931
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Gubkin, I. M. (Ivan Mikhaĭlovich), 1871-1939
Contributor (Local)
  • Akademii︠a︡ nauk SSSR
Publisher Co-operative Publishing Society of Foreign Workers in the U.S.S.R.
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Moscow, Russia
Date 1932
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Natural resources
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
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  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location HC335.G82 1932
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304510~S5
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Transcript geological epochs; when burning these substances of nature, we release the thermal energy thus contained, and if necessary, we transform it either into mechanical or into electrical energy. During this process of transformation huge quantities of accumulated solar energy are wasted. As already stated, a few score years, or perhaps even a shorter period, suffice to destroy a quantity of energy which nature has taken millions of years to create. This is one point I want to make. Next, we must consider that the degree of utilisation of thermal energy in the process of its transformation is quite negligible. For instance, the mechanical energy obtained from thermal energy was equal to 9.2 per cent in 1903, 15.5 per cent in 1914, and 24 per cent in 1924, in percentages of the total energy contained in the fuel consumed. Although the ratio of utilisation rises as the result of improved methods of burning, nevertheless a waste of three-fourths of the stored- up energy is nothing short of barbarous prodigality. We must ferret out new ways of utilising the heat supplied by nature in the shape of coal, oil and natural gases. Coal Deposits in the U. S. S. R. Coal, in its three forms: anthracite, bituminous, and lignite, constitutes one of the basic sources of energy and is therefore one of the most important bases of our industry. The bulk of the coal is used in the shape of fuel, and its importance as a fuel in the Soviet Union may be gathered from the fact that in recent years about 60 per cent of the fuel used has been coal. Some grades of coal produce coke, which is employed in metallurgy to smelt pig-iron. The coking of coal yields a number of by-products which are used for the production of explosives, drugs, lighting gas, etc. Lately new uses have been found for bituminous coal as well as brown coal and combustible 20