Using Earth's Underground Heat

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Coal, oil, and gas are burned to meet most of the world's energy needs. Unfortunately, these fossil fuels pollute the environment and are in limited supply. Are there other energy sources people can use instead-ones that won't harm the planet or run out? Yes, and one of them is right under our feet-geothermal energy! Look inside to find out how people around the world are finding creative ways to use the heat deep inside Earth to warm and cool their homes, grow food, and even ...

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Overview

Coal, oil, and gas are burned to meet most of the world's energy needs. Unfortunately, these fossil fuels pollute the environment and are in limited supply. Are there other energy sources people can use instead-ones that won't harm the planet or run out? Yes, and one of them is right under our feet-geothermal energy! Look inside to find out how people around the world are finding creative ways to use the heat deep inside Earth to warm and cool their homes, grow food, and even make electricity!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Nancy Garhan Attebury
Up front, readers learn that much of the heat we use daily comes from fossil fuels that cannot be renewed. However, the introductory spread also shows a fantastic cut-away picture of the inside of the Earth and accompanying text explains how heat from our planet's inner core can be utilized. A first page fact bar also tells the origin of the word geothermal and helps set the stage for chapters that follow. The simple format of two-page spreads with highlighted glossary words and short sentences works well. Excellent photos add to the third-grade level text in this book from the "Going Green" series. Readers learn about global warming and how geothermal heat is used to heat houses and city water, dry foods, and keep fish warm. A good explanation about how greenhouses are kept warm and how they help us grow crops is included. In addition, readers are encouraged to think about geothermal heating through a page that discusses the pros and cons of this type of heat. Three spreads called, "Just the Facts," add information about geothermal history highlights how it is used to keep cool, how a geothermal power plant operates, and how the heat keeps a city clean; it also touches on future research. A special page tells readers how they can help and has a website to learn more about geothermal energy. This book makes a good supplement for science and social studies lessons. Reviewer: Nancy Garhan Attebury
School Library Journal
Gr 4-7–Students and teachers will appreciate these books’ straightforward format. Each title outlines how individuals can treat the environment better by changing their transportation habits, food consumption, and living and working conditions. Color photographs (most full page) and a few diagrams accompany the informative texts. Long “Just the Facts” sections highlight examples of how people are going green around the world. Useful glossaries and indexes are included. Overall, the series is user-friendly and covers topics that are not easily found elsewhere.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597169639
  • Publisher: Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2009
  • Series: Going Green Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,445,345
  • Age range: 7 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

The Heat Beneath Our Feet 4

Using Earth's Heat 6

The Problem with Fossil Fuels 8

Heating for a Town 10

Pumping Up the Heat 12

Heat for Crops 14

Fish and Alligator Farms 16

Drying Food 18

Making Electricity 20

Is Geothermal the Answer? 22

Just the Facts 24

How to Help 30

Learn More Online 30

Glossary 31

Index 32

Bibliography 32

Read More 32

About the Author 32

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