Alternative Energy Sources

Overview

Alternative Energy Sources looks at the different options for replacing fossil fuels. It explores how the energy potential of the oceans can be captured using wave power generators, how solar energy could be captured with solar paint and solar satellites, and how nanocrystals boost photovoltaic cell charge. It discusses the environmental concerns surrounding genetically modifying crops for use as biofuels, whether or not all cars could be run on hydrogen fuel cells, and how underwater kelp forests could be the ...
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Overview

Alternative Energy Sources looks at the different options for replacing fossil fuels. It explores how the energy potential of the oceans can be captured using wave power generators, how solar energy could be captured with solar paint and solar satellites, and how nanocrystals boost photovoltaic cell charge. It discusses the environmental concerns surrounding genetically modifying crops for use as biofuels, whether or not all cars could be run on hydrogen fuel cells, and how underwater kelp forests could be the key to boosting biogas production.
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Gr 7-10-These welcome additions present up-to-date information in an appealing format. Graham looks at the beginnings of the Internet as a communication tool for university scientists. Its uses in communication, medicine, education, and popular culture are examined along with the negatives of criminal activity, security issues, and violation of personal privacy. Morgan investigates different alternatives for the use of fossil fuels and outlines the pros and cons of biopower, wind, solar, geothermal, and nuclear energy. Continuing research and development and the economic implications of each alternative source are included. Bright, full-color photographs, charts, diagrams, and numerous sidebars enliven the presentations. The texts are clearly written in accessible language, except for the technical terms, making them ideal for students with below grade reading levels.-Elizabeth Stumpf, Clearfield Middle School, PA Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432924591
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Series: Science at the Edge Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 11 - 13 Years
  • Lexile: 1100L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

A Fossil-Fueled World 6

making And Storing Electricity 12

Harnessing The wind 18

Trapping Light 24

Water Power 32

Heat From The Ground 38

nuclear Energy 42

BioPower 46

The Future of Renewable Sources 52

Conclusion 56

TimeLine 58

Glossary 60

Find Out more 63

Index 64

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