Fracking : fracturing rock to reach oil and gas underground (Next Generation Energy) (#0775QW3)

by Dickmann, Nancy

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Hardcover (library binding) Crabtree Publishing Company, 2016
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Description: 32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
Dewey: 622; Int Lvl: 5-8; Rd Lvl: 8.0
AR 6.9 MG 1 178948EN; LEX 1060L; 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? -- Fracking basics -- Fracking products -- The dawn of fracking -- How it works -- Where in the world? -- Gas vs. coal -- The fracking boom -- Environmental impact -- Political controversy -- Pros and cons -- The future of fracking -- Power up! Looks at hydraulic fracturing, focusing on how it works, related political controversy, and its environmental impact.

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In the search for oil and gas, we have drilled deep beneath the ocean's surface and the ground to tap into the energy wells trapped there. Today, we need more energy than ever before in our history, but the oil and gas fields may soon dry up. One option being considered is fracking. Rock is fractured underground in order to reach deposits. Discover how people use fracking to harness the before-unreachable supplies of gas and oil beneath Earth's surface, the challenges of this form of mining, and the controversies surrounding it.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: August 22, 2015
  • Format: Hardcover (library binding)
  • Series: Next generation energy
  • Dewey: 622
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
  • ISBN-10: 0-7787-1984-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7787-1984-7
  • LCCN: 2015-022003
  • Follett Number: 0775QW3
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 8.0
  • ATOS Book Level: 6.9
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 1
  • AR Quiz: 178948EN
  • Lexile: 1060L
  • 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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