Oil (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

Oil (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

by John Farndon


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Oil (DK Eyewitness Books Series) by John Farndon

With more than 20 million copies sold in 41 languages and more than 88 countries worldwide, DK Eyewitness has been the most trusted series in reference publishing for more then three decades. Visually engaging, informative, and lively, the more than 100 titles in the Eyewitness series focus on subjects that complement students' personal interests and areas of study to make learning simple and fun.

  • The most trusted nonfiction series for teachers, librarians, and parents
  • Perfect for homework help
  • Combination of pictures and text make the series perfect for reluctant readers and ESL students

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756690731
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 01/16/2012
Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
Pages: 72
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

King oil     6
Ancient oil     8
Oil for light     10
Dawn of the oil age     12
The oil bonanza     14
What is oil?     16
Where oil comes from     18
Natural gas     20
Coal and peat     22
Oil traps     24
Solid oil     26
How oil is found     28
Getting the oil out     30
Offshore oil rigs     32
Piped oil     34
Oil on the ocean     36
Refining oil     38
Energy and transportation     10
Materials from oil     42
Plastics and polymers     44
Big oil     46
The struggle for oil     48
Dirty oil     50
Saving oil     52
Oil substitutes     54
Wind power     56
Solar energy     58
Water power     60
Nuclear power     62
Production and consumption     64
Timeline     66
Find out more     69
Glossary     70
Index     72

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