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Energy from the sun : solar power

Author: James Bow
Publisher: New York, New York : Crabtree Publishing, [2016]
Series: Next generation energy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Bow
ISBN: 9780778719823 0778719820 9780778720058 0778720055
OCLC Number: 910475633
Target Audience: Ages 10-14.; Grades 7 to 8.
Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: What is energy? --
Solar energy is nuclear energy --
Collecting the heat of the sun --
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!
Series Title: Next generation energy.
Responsibility: James Bow.

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"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."--

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