Finding and Using Oil

Finding and Using Oil

by John Coad
ISBN-10:
1432918354
ISBN-13:
9781432918354
Pub. Date:
07/01/2008
Publisher:
Heinemann-Raintree
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Overview

Finding and Using Oil

Does science sometimes seem a bit boring? Why do we need to learn about it? Why Science Matters demonstrates how the science we learn in school is important in every aspect of our everyday lives. Using case studies and investigations, the series describes the development of science and technologies that can improve our lives-or lead to new scientific challenges and controversies.

In Finding and Using Oil, we find out how science and technology help us find, refine, and use the substance also known as "black gold." We learn the importance of understanding the chemistry of hydrocarbons, how they can be separated into useful fuels, and how oil is the basis for plastics. We also discuss the world's oil reserves, their sustainability, and our continued reliance on oil as a fuel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781432918354
Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date: 07/01/2008
Series: Why Science Matters Series
Pages: 56
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 11 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

The Quest for Oil 4

Obtaining Oil 10

The Chemistry of Oil 20

Fuels 26

Green Issues 32

Too Valuable to Burn 38

What Is the Future for Oil? 44

Facts and Figures 48

Find Out More 52

Glossary 54

Index 56

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