In books for children of this age, alternative energy is often treated as one topic, either in a single book or relegated to the last chapter in a volume on energy. After the oil crisis of the early 1970's the subject underwent considerable research, and alternative energy projects are now in operation around the world. As well as examining these economically viable schemes, the series discusses possibilities for the future. These are likely to be increasingly relevant as environmental concerns assume more importance. Colour photographs and, for more difficult subjects, colour diagrams are used throughout the series. This book describes how solar energy is used today, the consequent possibilities and its environmental implications. The author begins by establishing why solar energy need concern us at all. He goes on to examine different methods of collecting the sun's energy and putting it to use, and looks at the solar one power station in California and the Odeilo solar furnace in France, examples of how solar power is already in use around the world. Colour photographs and diagrams are used to illustrate the book, and a glossary explains difficult and technical words, which are highlighted in the text. The book also contains an index and an international list of addresses from which further information is available. Other work by the author includes "The Chernobyl Catastrophe", which was nominated as a Book Trust Book of the Year for Children in 1989.
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Book Description Hodder Wayland, 1990. Laminated. Book Condition: Good. Solar Energy: (Alternative Energy) As the ultimate source of energy on our planet. The sun provides us indirectly with all power, the energy of the sun is increasingly used to provide electricity and power in various ways. Colour photographs and diagrams are used to illustrate the book, and a glossary explains difficult and technical words, which are highlighted in the text. Pictorial laminated boards. Ex library with usual marks, fep removed, else in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 5432