As our world's population grows, so to does our need for energy. Scientists seek the next breakthrough in new technology while constantly finding ways to make current solutions cheaper and more efficient. In this title, discover what biomass energy is, its history, how we use it today, and how new technologies can contribute to our energy future. Learn about cutting-edge biofuels, including ethanol, biodiesel, and fuels from switchgrass and algae, and technologies that allow us to turn waste into energy. 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.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|Subject||Science & Technology|
|Number of Pages||112|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||NOT AR|
|Features||Index, Glossary of key words, Informative sidebars, Timeline of key events, Table of contents, and Reviewed|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Innovative Technologies - Library Media Connection
Th[is] 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…addresses the potentials and problems with [each] source of energy…these titles will be useful as basic source materials for research and discussion