Fossil Fuels: Energy Sources Series

Fossil Fuels: 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.

Fossil Fuels explores the energy we produce from coal, oil, and natural gas. Today most of the world's electricity is generated by burning these fuels, but the waste gases this produces pollute the atmosphere and damage the environment. Today, the search is on for cleaner and safer ways of using fossil fuels, and for alternative fuels. This book explains the technology and investigates the impact of fossil fuels, as well as assessing the part they may play in providing energy in the future.

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Children's Literature - Cheri Stowers
In today's busy world, fossil fuels are important sources of energy. In fact, so many cars, trains, ships, and planes rely on these valuable fuels that our supply is running low. What will happen if we run out? Are there other energy sources to take their place? Find out how some people are trying to deal with these serious issues. Learn about how and where fossil fuels are found. Discover whether using these fuels is a �planet-friendly' practice, or whether we should be looking to other �clean green' renewable energy sources. Section titles include: History of Coal, Steam Power, History of Gas and Oil, Environmental Problems, and much 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 regarding energy usage 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:
9781583409053
Publisher:
Black Rabbit Books
Publication date:
08/01/2006
Series:
Energy Sources Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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