Energy from nuclear fission : splitting the atom (Next Generation Energy) (#0775MW4)

by Dickmann, Nancy

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Hardcover (library binding) Crabtree Publishing Company, 2016
Price: USD 20.75
Description: 32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
Dewey: 333.792; Int Lvl: 5-8; Rd Lvl: 7.5
AR 7 MG 1 178945EN; LEX 1050L; 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 energy? -- Why use nuclear energy? -- Splitting the atom -- Nuclear fuel -- Inside a reactor -- Types of reactors -- How "green" is nuclear energy? -- Dangers and disasters -- A nuclear world -- The case against nuclear energy -- The case for nuclear energy -- The future is... fusion? -- Power up! "Discover more about nuclear energy, how it is created and harnessed, and the controversies and challenges that surround it."--Provided by publisher.

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Earth has a limited supply of fossil fuels, and in the near future this supply will come to an end. However, more people live on the planet than ever in its history--and they all need energy. One of the ways in which we can meet this increasing demand for energy is through nuclear power. Nuclear power stations do not drain our planet of its resources, and they can supply a seemingly limitless source of energy. Discover more about nuclear energy, how it is created and harnessed, and the controversies and challenges that surround it.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: August 22, 2015
  • Format: Hardcover (library binding)
  • Series: Next generation energy
  • Dewey: 333.792
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
  • ISBN-10: 0-7787-1981-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7787-1981-6
  • LCCN: 2015-022002
  • Follett Number: 0775MW4
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 7.5
  • ATOS Book Level: 7
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 1
  • AR Quiz: 178945EN
  • Lexile: 1050L
  • Guided Reading Level: S

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  • School Library Journal, 11/01/15

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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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