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In a world with steadily shrinking sources of non-renewable energy and ever-increasing demands for resources, the examination of alternate power supplies is essential. This colorfully illustrated and well-thought-out book provides young readers with information about energy and alternative ways that it can be generated. The story begins with a definition of energy. Human bodies, trees, animals and all living beings require a form of energy to survive. In the broader human society, mankind is becoming increasingly dependent on fossil fuels, which are described. With an eye toward preservation, maximum benefits can be accrued from the use of fossil fuel and can also be environmentally sound. Wind, biomass and solar power are examples of sustainable or renewable sources of energy. Nuclear energy is a source of energy that is at once bountiful and troubling. Finally, potential power sources of the future such as fusion and geothermal heat are presented as alternative sources of energy. Throughout the book the author uses a series of questions and answers to trigger thought on the part of the reader. A final summary section ties the information together and leaves the reader to draw conclusions. This book describes the scientific and social puzzle of balancing the supply of and demand for energy sources in a meaningful way. 2000, Aladdin Books,
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  • ISBN-13: 9780761312123
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Series: Saving Our World Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.77 (w) x 11.55 (h) x 0.35 (d)

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