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Sustainable Futures explores the current threats to our world resources and the possible solutions to some of the most urgent and difficult problems facing today's decision-makers. What is a renewable energy source? Is nuclear power a good source of energy? Why are wind farms so controversial? And, how is energy linked to climate change? Energy answers these questions and many others. From turning off lights to hydroelectric schemes, Energy looks at issues surrounding the world's energy supplies and the demand ...
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Overview

Sustainable Futures explores the current threats to our world resources and the possible solutions to some of the most urgent and difficult problems facing today's decision-makers. What is a renewable energy source? Is nuclear power a good source of energy? Why are wind farms so controversial? And, how is energy linked to climate change? Energy answers these questions and many others. From turning off lights to hydroelectric schemes, Energy looks at issues surrounding the world's energy supplies and the demand for energy. Discover what we mean by a sustainable energy source, and what you can do to help conserve energy.Sustainable Futures explores the current threats to our world resources and the possible solutions to some of the most urgent and difficult problems facing today’s decision-makers.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Amie Rose Rotruck
In the modern world, producing energy is vital for human survival. Humans use energy to heat their homes, purify water, and process food. There are two major problems with the way energy is handled today. First, one of the most popular sources of energy, fossil fuels, is a finite resource. Eventually this energy source will run out and alternative sources will have to be used. There are many renewable energy sources: wind, sun, water, waste, and biofuels (fuel from plants). By developing the methods used to convert these resources to energy, we can eventually develop a virtually infinite supply of energy with a minimum of pollution. Whatever the energy source is, everyone can help conserve energy by turning electrical appliances off when not in use, insulating their homes properly, and choosing bikes or fuel-efficient vehicles for transportation. John Stringer does an excellent job of describing the various sources of energy and how the world can become more energy-efficient. Part of the "Sustainable Futures" series.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780237539207
  • Publisher: MMS Gold
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Sustainable Futures Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

John Stringer is Head of Education for The Future is Wild. After a science degree and graduate teacher training, he worked in primary education for twenty-seven years in every role from classroom teacher to schools adviser. He began writing in his spare time when he was a head teacher or school principal, and eventually moved from teaching into freelance educational consultancy and writing. He has had worldwide experience as an inservice trainer, and worked as a college lecturer and schools inspector. The four consecutive primary science schemes on which he collaborated for Pearson companies have been the UK's most widely used for the past twenty-five years, and he has also written many other school resources, trade books and for magazines and journals.
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