Energy from wind : wind farming (Next Generation Energy) (#0775PW6)

by Kopp, Megan

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Hardcover (library binding) Crabtree Publishing, 2016
Price: USD 20.75
Description: 32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 28 cm.
Dewey: 333.9; Int Lvl: 5-8; Rd Lvl: 6.7
AR 6.6 MG 1 178947EN; 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 energy? -- All about wind -- Time for wind power -- Talking about turbines -- Farming the wind -- Offshore breezes -- Where in the world? -- Powerful tales -- Spotlight on North America -- Clean power positives -- Wind power issues -- Taking the future by storm -- Power up! "Describes how wind power works, where in the world it is being used, and how this green energy supply could be one answer to the energy problems that face us today."--Provided by publisher.

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Our planet's weather offers some incredible solutions to our growing energy needs, and one of those solutions is wind power. Offshore and onshore wind farms are an increasingly familiar sight in many countries around the world. Wind farms tap into this clean, sustainable, and renewable form of energy. Find out how wind power works, where in the world it is being used, and how this green energy supply could be one answer to the energy problems that face us today.


Product Details
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing
  • Publication Date: August 22, 2015
  • Format: Hardcover (library binding)
  • Series: Next generation energy
  • Dewey: 333.9
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 28 cm.
  • ISBN-10: 0-7787-1983-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7787-1983-0
  • LCCN: 2015-020963
  • Follett Number: 0775PW6
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 6.7
  • ATOS Book Level: 6.6
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 1
  • AR Quiz: 178947EN
  • Lexile: 1030L
  • Guided Reading Level: S

Reviews & Awards
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  • School Library Journal, 11/01/15
  • Science and Children (NSTA), 04/01/16

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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