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Energy Sources: The Impact of Science and Technology
     

Energy Sources: The Impact of Science and Technology

by Rob Bowden
 

This innovative debate series looks at how science and technology have transformed the way we live today. It examines both the positive and the negative impacts of recent developments on society, health, the environment, and the economy. Pro and con debates throughout each title promote critical thinking and present opposing viewpoints of key innovations.

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This innovative debate series looks at how science and technology have transformed the way we live today. It examines both the positive and the negative impacts of recent developments on society, health, the environment, and the economy. Pro and con debates throughout each title promote critical thinking and present opposing viewpoints of key innovations.

In the 21st century, people use energy in a wide variety of ways. Energy powers our computers, lights and heats our homes, fuels our transportations, and manufactures the goods we need. Almost all of this energy comes from fossil fuels. As these fuels begin to run out, what will replace them? This book examines:

our reliance on fossil fuels and their impact on the environment

the pros and cons of nuclear energy

the debate about biofuels

harnessing energy from the Sun, wind, and water

energy in the future, from hydrogen fuel cells to solar power from space

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 5-8–Providing information on scientific and technological topics in a bright, active layout that features color photographs, maps, graphs, or charts on every spread, this series has much to offer. Short sections summarize various aspects of or concerns about, for example, solar energy (Energy Sources), speed cameras (Crime Fighting), and telecommunications satellites (Space Exploration) and then offer arguments for and against their use. While this approach simplifies the material a great deal, it conveniently outlines the range of views on controversial or unfamiliar subjects, helping students to learn how to view both sides of issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433919879
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Series:
Pros and Cons
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
1210L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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