Water from Air: Water Harvesting Machines

Water from Air: Water Harvesting Machines

by Cherese Cartlidge
     
 

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Every great invention begins with a great idea! Read all the books in this series and learn about the history and impact of some of the most early stages of development, problems encountered along the way, and how each great idea has influenced our lives.

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Every great invention begins with a great idea! Read all the books in this series and learn about the history and impact of some of the most early stages of development, problems encountered along the way, and how each great idea has influenced our lives.

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Children's Literature - Cynthia Levinson
Part of the series "A Great Idea," which conveys techniques to limit environmental damage, this book focuses on the scarcity of safe water and ways to collect it from "thin air." The first chapter opens with a story about a child in El Salvador who nearly died from drinking unclean water. It continues with an explanation of the causes of unsafe water and methods, particularly water-harvesting machines, to obtain clean water. Chapter 2 explains the technology of water-harvesting. Examples, such as water condensation from soft-drink cans, should appeal to readers. Chapter 3 describes military applications in Iraq and government applications in the U.S. These three chapters focus on a specific machine to the extent that they almost read like an advertisement for the company that produces it. The final chapter describes other methods for making water, such as cloud seeding. Interspersed throughout are helpful sidebars and photographs that contain or illustrate technical information and anecdotes. It concludes with a glossary of terms, which are highlighted in the text, and a bibliography for further study. This would be an appropriate and interesting book for students assigned to report on novel methods for cleaning water and obtaining it in areas of drought. Reviewer: Cynthia Levinson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603570718
Publisher:
Norwood House Press
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
820L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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