Innovative Technologies investigates the unfolding technologies and engineering accomplishments that are taking alternative energies and efficiencies further into the twenty-first century. The series explores the history of these technologies and the science and engineering behind them, then introduces key breakthroughs in each field. Readers will learn about whether these new technologies will offer solutions to our current fossil fuel crises and dependencies, answering the questions: At what costs? What are the risks and potential roadblocks? Who is championing the cause for each? What benefits does each innovation offer? And when might these innovations reach the marketplace? Sidebars, full-color photos, full-spread diagrams, well-placed graphs, charts, and maps, stories highlighting innovations in action, and a glossary enhance this engaging title.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
- Spring 2020
- Fall 2019
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|BISACS||JNF051100, JNF037020, JNF061010|
|Subject||Science & Technology|
|Number of Pages||112|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||9.75 x 8.5|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Timeline of key events|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Innovative Technologies - Library Media Connection
The Innovative Technologies series takes timely issues and gives older students a good grounding in the technical and historical basics. Useful examples are included with readily accessible comparison units. Color photos and colorful additional information boxes keep the detailed text readable. A strong point in the series is the inclusion of science content consultants for each book. There is a lot packed in each title, libraries might want to add the entire series.
Innovative Technologies – School Library Journal
These titles examine the application of modern technology to problems of energy and food supply. . . . These titles will be useful as basic source materials for research and discussion