Energy from the sun : solar power (Next Generation Energy) (#0775NW1)

by Bow, James

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Hardcover (library binding) Crabtree Publishing Company, 2016
Price: USD 20.75
Description: 32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
Dewey: 333.79; Int Lvl: 5-8; Rd Lvl: 7.7
AR 7 MG 1 178946EN; LEX 1130L; GR S


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Paperback Crabtree Publishing Company, 2016

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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? -- Solar energy is nuclear energy -- Collecting the sun's heat -- Electric light -- Other things the sun can do -- Solar energy by design -- Solar power problems -- Making solar power -- The solar leaders -- Midnight sun vs. tropical sun -- Solar power in space -- The challenges ahead -- Power up! "Describes how the sun is powering our planet, the technology used to harness it, and what the future of solar power could be."--Provided by publisher.

From the Publisher

The endless and enormous power of the sun provides life to all organisms on Earth, from the smallest plant to the largest animal. This awesome power is being used today to provide a rich and abundant source of energy in many parts of the world, and to operate machinery and heat and light buildings. Discover how the sun is powering our planet, the technology used to harness it, and what the future of solar power could be.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: August 22, 2015
  • Format: Hardcover (library binding)
  • Series: Next generation energy
  • Dewey: 333.79
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
  • ISBN-10: 0-7787-1982-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7787-1982-3
  • LCCN: 2015-020968
  • Follett Number: 0775NW1
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 7.7
  • ATOS Book Level: 7
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 1
  • AR Quiz: 178946EN
  • Lexile: 1130L
  • Guided Reading Level: S

Reviews & Awards
  • Resource Links, 04/01/16
  • School Library Journal, 11/01/15

Full-Text Reviews
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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