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A Refreshing Look at Renewable Energy with Max Axiom, Super Scientist
     

A Refreshing Look at Renewable Energy with Max Axiom, Super Scientist

by Katherine Krohn, Cynthia Martin (Illustrator), Barbara Schulz (Illustrator)
 

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You've never had a science teacher like this! Max Axiom is a super-cool super-scientist. Using powers he acquired in a freak accident, Max demonstrates and explains science in ways never before seen in the classroom. Whether shrinking down to the size of an ant or riding on a sound wave, Max can do whatever it takes to make science super cool and accessible.

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You've never had a science teacher like this! Max Axiom is a super-cool super-scientist. Using powers he acquired in a freak accident, Max demonstrates and explains science in ways never before seen in the classroom. Whether shrinking down to the size of an ant or riding on a sound wave, Max can do whatever it takes to make science super cool and accessible.

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Children's Literature - Michael Jung
In The Powerful World of Energy, comic book scientist Max Axiom gave readers a brief overview of various types of energy—from sound to light to heat—and examined how such energy can be stored or transferred from one form to another. Now in A Refreshing Look at Renewable Energy, Max takes another look at energy by exploring various alternative forms of energy that can be used to heat homes, power appliances, run cars, and even power cities. Readers get a basic look at how solar energy, wind energy, and even ocean wave energy can be harnessed to generate electricity more cleanly than coal or nuclear power plants. Max also does a fair job at considering the downsides to cleaner forms of energy—noting how hydroelectric plants pollute less but also threaten fish and other wildlife, while growing ethanol fuel can sacrifice much-needed farmland. In general, the book provides a fun, fast-paced introduction to alternative energy, although it does skimp a bit on revealing the workings of different solar energy cells and does not cover all the types of alternative fuel cars (such as hybrids or electric cars). Nevertheless, the book does make alternative energy more comprehensible for younger readers—and can spark an interest in learning more about this interesting field. Reviewer: Michael Jung

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429639026
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Series:
Graphic Science Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Katherine Krohn is the author of many books for young readers, including biographies, fiction, and graphic science and history books. Her books on supernatural subjects include Haunted Houses (Capstone Press) and Fortune Telling (Kidhaven Press). Krohn was born in Germany and grew up in the Detroit area. She now lives in the Pacific Northwest, home of many reported bigfoot sightings.

Cynthia Martin has worked in comics and animation since 1983. Her credits include Star Wars, Spider-Man, and Wonder Woman for Marvel Comics and DC Comics, in addition to work as a storyboard artist for Sony Children's Entertainment and the Krislin Company. Cynthia's recent projects include an extensive series of graphic novels for Capstone Press and two issues of Blue Beetle for DC Comics. She also illustrated the book Alley of Shadows, published by Stone Arch Books.

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