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Biomass Power: Energy Sources Series
     

Biomass Power: Energy Sources Series

by Neil Morris
 

Energy is one of the major issues of our time. As the world's population increases, and as our living standards rise, we are using more and more energy. Can that energy be produced in a clean and sustainable way? This series explains the technology and economics of energy. It also looks at the social and environmental impact of the ways in which we produce and

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Energy is one of the major issues of our time. As the world's population increases, and as our living standards rise, we are using more and more energy. Can that energy be produced in a clean and sustainable way? This series explains the technology and economics of energy. It also looks at the social and environmental impact of the ways in which we produce and distribute it through the world.

Biomass Power explores a source of energy we have used since people lit the first wood fires. Wood and charcoal still provide one-tenth of the energy used around the world for cooking and heating. And today, fast-growing crops and agricultural waste are also increasingly used to produce energy, raising a range of social and environmental issues. This book explains the technology and investigates the impact of biomass power, as well as assessing the part it could play in providing energy in the future.

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Children's Literature - Cheri Stowers
Gather round the campfire and soak up the heat from the crackling flames, or roast a hot dog or a marshmallow. You're using a valuable energy resource called biomass energy. Biomass energy involves the burning of plant and animal matter. Countries all over the world use biomass energy along with other energy sources. Find out how scientists are developing new ways to harness this important energy source. Cutting-edge technologies include producing biofuel to replace gasoline, and producing hydrogen, which can be used to generate electricity. Learn about the concerns surrounding the use of biomass energy, such as the amount of land it takes up and the cost involved in transporting it. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages? What does the future hold in store for biomass energy? Find the answers to these questions and many more. Beautiful color photographs and diagrams enhance the text. This book includes many useful features such as a table of contents, glossary, and index. This makes an excellent resource for a science classroom. Useful for generating discussions related to energy use and how different countries are approaching these issues. Readers who enjoyed this book will want to look for other titles in the "Energy Sources" series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583408162
Publisher:
Black Rabbit Books
Publication date:
08/01/2006
Series:
Energy Sources Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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