By Frank Muschal
Contemporary advances in harnessing power from the wind, sunlight, and tides are explored. everyone is inspired to hunt assets past fossil fuels.
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He’s been writing and editing for textbook publishers for thirty years and has no guilt feelings about tormenting students all that time. Besides writing, Frank keeps busy playing tennis, riding horses, and fumbling around on his guitar. “I’m no rock star,” he says. ” 32 21st CENTURY SKILLS LIBRARY Scientists looking for alternative sources of energy have worked with these natural forces for several years. More recently they have harnessed them to provide power. Look inside to learn about how people are using the energy sources from nature for power.
New York: Children’s Press, 2004. Petersen, Christine. Water Power. New York: Children’s Press, 2004. Rogers, Daniel. Waves, Tides and Currents. New York: Bookwright Press, 1991. Walker, Niki. Generating Wind Power. New York: Crabtree Publishing, 2007. Other Media The Engine Counts. DVD. Varied Directions, 2006. Global Warming: The Signs and the Science. DVD. PBS, 2005. ” DVD. WGBH, Boston, 2004. html POWER UP! Energy from Wind, Sun, and Tides 31 Index air pollution, 10 natural gas, 5, 8 basin, 28 oil, 6, 8, 9 oil companies, 8 camel dung, 5 cars, 4 coal, 6–8, 16 cooking fuel, 5–6, 23 petroleum, 8 Pilgrims, 5 polar bears, 10 polar ice caps, 10 Egyptians, 12 electric companies, 8 electrical plant, 15 electricity, 8, 16, 23–26, 28–29 energy conservation, 17 waterpower, 14, 28 wind, 12–13, 15, 17 wind farm, 17–20 wind power, 11–13 windmills, 12–13, 15–20 sails, 11,12 sea level, 10, 28 sluice gates, 28 solar energy, 22–26 solar panels, 23–26 solar power homes, 23–25 plants, 26 tools, 22–23 Sun, 21 sunlight, 22 fossil fuels, 6–10, 11 gasoline, 8 golden eagles, 20 heat, 8 Herschel, John, 22 human population, 6 Industrial Revolution, 14 International Space Station, 24–25 looms, 13 Lowell mills, 14 technology, 12, 27 tidal mills, 27 tides as energy source, 27–29 high and low, 28 underwater turbines, 29 monsoon rains, 19–20 National Mills Weekend, 16 warm weather, 10 water pumps, 13, 15 watermills, 14 About the Author Frank Muschal lives in Chicago with his elderly cat, Agatha.
Macaulay, David. Mill. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1983. Miller, Kimberly. What If We Run Out of Fossil Fuels? New York: Children’s Press, 2002. Petersen, Christine. Alternative Energy. New York: Children’s Press, 2004. Petersen, Christine. Water Power. New York: Children’s Press, 2004. Rogers, Daniel. Waves, Tides and Currents. New York: Bookwright Press, 1991. Walker, Niki. Generating Wind Power. New York: Crabtree Publishing, 2007. Other Media The Engine Counts. DVD. Varied Directions, 2006. Global Warming: The Signs and the Science.