Nature Power

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With easy-to-read text, full-color photos, and captivating graphics, this book examines the background, pros and cons, and future of solar, hydro, wind, and geothermal power. Advanced technologies, such as photovoltaic cells, wave and tidal machines, and geothermal heat pumps, are simplified for basic comprehension. A colorful diagram of a geothermal heating system teaches readers how geothermal energy is used to heat homes. Environmental and economic concerns regarding dams, wind turbines, and offshore wind farms are also addressed. Other environmental topics introduced include greenhouse gases, global warming, and pollution. Informative sidebars, bold glossary terms, and an index accompany engaging text and interactive graphic elements.

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF037020, JNF051100, JNF065000
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science & Technology
Copyright 2008
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Checkerboard Library
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2007-09-01
ISBN 9781599288062, 9781617848100
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 621.042
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 8
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 6.1
ATOS Interest Level LG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 116624
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents
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Author: Jill C. Wheeler