You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Fire!

You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Fire!

by Alex Woolf


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Imagine a world without fire. There would be no cooked food, no artificial light, and no way of keeping warm in a cool climate. Fire can be dangerous, but over thousands of years we have learned to tame it. We use it to make pottery glass, and metals. It enabled us to invent the steam engine the internal combustion engine, and the rocket Where would we be without it? Excerpts from Experts: Fire depends on three things: oxygen, heat, and fuel-the "fire triangle, Be grateful to the Romans for introducing central heating to the cold countries they conquered. Remember to test your smoke alarm regularly and change the batteries when necessary. Don't play with fire. It may be useful, but it's still dangerous.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531214077
Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date: 02/01/2015
Series: You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

How would You Survive without fire? 6

Would you Like a Little Light? 8

Could You Cope without cooking? 10

Do you Hanker for some Heat? 12

Could You Be Creative with Clay? 14

Could You Turn a Forest Into a Farm? 16

Does your Forge Need Fire? 18

Do you Fancy Being a Firefighter? 20

Can You Fight with Fire? 22

Are You All Set for Steam? 24

Could You Conceive of a Car? 26

Can You Forecast the Future of Fire? 28

Glossary 30

Index 32

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