From Crude Oil to Fast Food: An energy journey through the world of heat

From Crude Oil to Fast Food: An energy journey through the world of heat

by Ian Graham


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Each book in this series follows a packet of energy along a journey. Each stage of the journey is described in a short chapter, and we learn what alternative paths the energy might have taken along the way. This book shows how the energy in crude oil is used to make a fast food snack. It explains how crude oil was formed, how it is obtained and how it is used in the food industry, the science behind cooking and the effects of heat on food, the processes of packaging and preserving food, and finally how fast food is prepared. The topics covered are illustrated with experiments, amazing facts and scientific discoveries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484608906
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Series: Energy Transfers
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 411,542
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 930L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 11 Years

About the Author

Ian Graham is an experienced author of illustrated nonfiction books on a wide range of topics, including aviation and spaceflight. In 25 years, he has written more than 200 books and numerous magazine articles.

Table of Contents

The Journey of Heat 4

Where Does Oil Come From? 6

How Is Oil Used in the Food Industry? 12

What Does Cooking Do to Food? 20

How Is Food Packaged? 28

How Is Fast Food Prepared? 36

What Have We Learned About Heat? 42

Glossary 44

Find Out More 46

Index 48

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