Energy from living things : biomass energy (Next Generation Energy) (#0775LW7)

by Stuckey, Rachel

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Hardcover (library binding) Crabtree Publishing Company, 2016
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Description: 32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
Dewey: 333.95; Int Lvl: 5-8; Rd Lvl: 7.2
AR 6.8 MG 1 178944EN; LEX 1030L; GR S


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We live in an energy-rich age, but our vehicles, factories, and power stations, which create the electricity needed to light and heat our buildings, pump carbon dioxide into Earth's atmosphere. Carbon dioxide overload from these human activities is making our planet hotter and hotter and is causing the Earth's climate to change. Find out what scientists are doing to find sustainable new forms of energy that will secure our planet's future.

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Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.;What is biomass? -- The history of biomass -- Renewable biomass -- Getting to the power -- The solid state of biomass -- Waste not, want not -- Lighter than air -- Fermenting for fuel -- Fill 'er up! -- What is wrong with biomass? -- Benefits of biomass -- Biomass of the future -- Power up! Describes the form of energy called biomass, explains how it is created and used, and why it could be a more sustainable power source.

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From trees and plants to bugs and birds, every living thing on Earth is a form of energy. And all living organisms create energy, too, in the form of their waste. The energy of living things is called biomass, and it can be used to power the things that we need in our everyday lives, from washing machines, cars, and computers to the heating and lighting used in our buildings. Find out more about biomass, how it is sourced and used, and why this form of energy could help us find a more sustainable way to power our lives in the future.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: August 22, 2015
  • Format: Hardcover (library binding)
  • Series: Next generation energy
  • Dewey: 333.95
  • Description: 32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
  • ISBN-10: 0-7787-1980-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7787-1980-9
  • LCCN: 2015-022001
  • Follett Number: 0775LW7
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 7.2
  • ATOS Book Level: 6.8
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 1
  • AR Quiz: 178944EN
  • Lexile: 1030L
  • Guided Reading Level: S

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School Library Journal (November 1, 2015)
Gr 5-8-Exploring natural and human-made energy sources, this comprehensive series examines the history, use, technology, and environmental issues associated with these resources, as well as alternatives and the outlook for the future. Enlightening without being preachy, the volumes emphasize the need for sustainable energy forms, incorporating balanced perspectives and up-to-date data to better inform readers on the advantages and disadvantages of each energy source. Sidebars such as "Rewind," "The Energy Future: You Choose," and "Fast Forward" offer in-depth analysis, specific historical examples, and ideas to stimulate critical thinking and discussion as well as current examples, facts, and statistics that enable students to come to their own conclusions. A simple hands-on activity at the end of the books helps readers understand the concepts in a more direct way. VERDICT A wealth of material makes this set a solid addition to science collections. © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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