Power and Energy

Power and Energy

by Chris Woodford
     
 

Machines may be as simple as a crowbar or as complex as a robot, but all work along the same basic principles. Power and Energy explains how all machines harness energy, whether by fuel, solar, or electric power, and how they all contribute to making our lives so much easier. See more details below

Overview

Machines may be as simple as a crowbar or as complex as a robot, but all work along the same basic principles. Power and Energy explains how all machines harness energy, whether by fuel, solar, or electric power, and how they all contribute to making our lives so much easier.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816054404
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Series:
History of Invention Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.32(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

The World of Energy6
The First Machines12
The Power of the Wheel20
Powering the Revolution30
Fossil Fuels38
Engines Today48
The Dawn of the Electric Age56
Electricity in the Modern World66
Nuclear Power74
Renewable Energy82
Time Line90
Glossary92
Further Resources92
Index93

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >