Hydrogen Power (Compact Research: Energy & the Environment)

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The Obama administration has given high priority to development of alternative energy sources. Some energy experts believe hydrogen is the fuel of the future but there are major obstacles that need to be overcome before this clean-burning source can power the modern world. Through objective overviews, primary sources, and full-color illustrations this title examines Can Hydrogen Vehicles Reduce Dependence on Fossil Fuels? Can Hydrogen Supply the Worlds Electricity Needs? How Will Hydrogen Use Impact Global Warming? What Is the Future of Hydrogen Power?

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Part of the Compact Research: Energy and the Environment series, this volume provides teen researchers a one-stop resource for a credible and citable narrative, facts, figures, illustrations, and primary-source quotes on this timely topic. Four main sections explain the dependence on fossil fuels, the viability of hydrogen as an alternative, its impact on global warming, and what the future might hold. This resource offers information that could be used on both sides of an issue; yet rather than presenting the information in a point/counterpoint format, it is presented in a more concise manner. There are text boxes on many pages, but the format of the book remains uncluttered. Wide margins and extra spaces between lines of text allow for easier reading. Subheadings break the text into manageable blocks. Quotes, facts, and full-color figures are presented at the end of each chapter rather than interspersed in the body of the text. The book includes a chronology; related organizations; a list of books, periodicals, and Internet sources; chapter source notes; and a detailed index. Grades 9-12. --J. B. Petty

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