Understanding Wind Power

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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...

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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

Wind power is a clean source of energy available in almost every part of the world. Using machinery such as windmills and turbines, this natural resource can create electricity to fuel homes, offices, and schools. In Understanding Wind Power, readers will discover what it takes to harness energy from the wind and how it can be used as an alternative to burning fossil fuels.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433941337
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/15/2010
  • Series: The World of Energy
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

What Is Wind Power 4

The Wind 6

History of Wind Power 14

Wind Turbines 20

Using Wind Powers 28

The Future 44

Glossary 46

Further Information 47

Index 48

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