Understanding Fossil Fuels

Understanding Fossil Fuels

by Polly Goodman
     
 

Earth's major sources of energy-coal, oil, and natural gas-may all run out during the twenty-first century. The World of Energy series describes how we use these fossil fuels and explores ways to develop alternative energy supplies, including harnessing the power of the sun, wind, water, and Earth's natural heat. Each book in the series focuses on one source of

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Overview

Earth's major sources of energy-coal, oil, and natural gas-may all run out during the twenty-first century. The World of Energy series describes how we use these fossil fuels and explores ways to develop alternative energy supplies, including harnessing the power of the sun, wind, water, and Earth's natural heat. Each book in the series focuses on one source of energy to investigate its availability, how it is produced as a fuel, and its environmental impact.

Key Features:

Clear explanations of key energy concepts

Full-color photographs that aid comprehension

Annotated diagrams and illustrations

Case studies of current and historical energy projects from around the world

Glossary of scientific terms and index

Fossil Fuels are coal, oil, and natural gas, and they provide energy for most of the world's energy needs. These natural resources can create electricity to fuel heating and lighting and can power vehicles-but they pollute the atmosphere and are quickly running out. In Understanding Fossil Fuels, readers will discover how fossil fuels were formed, how they are extracted, and how they are used in everyday life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433941184
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
08/15/2010
Series:
The World of Energy
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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