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Examines the impact overconsumption has had on natural resources in the United States, China, India, Germany, and Brazil, and describes government actions and strategies that can reduce energy consumption and aid in the search for alternative sources.
Provides an introduction to sustainable energy, or renewable sources, discussing the depletion of traditional energy sources such as coal and oil, and looking at alternative ways to provide energy without harming the environment.
An overview of environmental physics, with information about such topics as the environmental impact of population growth, efficiency and the first and second laws of thermodynamics, and renewable, nonrenewable, and stored energy.
Provides facts and varying opinions about renewable energy and its potential to replace fossil fuels, discussing the consequences of fossil fuel use, origins of the controversy over fossil fuels, the practicality and affordability of renewable energy, policies, and if people can live without fossil fuels.
An illustrated discussion of issues connected to global warming, such as the disappearance of wildlife habitat, the initiation and observance of Earth Day, influences on weather systems, and types of alternative and sustainable energy available for people to use and develop.
Presents sixteen projects centered on renewable energy principles, with instructions as well as materials and tools lists for each, covering how to build a solar-powered seesaw, a power-generating windmill, and other devices, and contains information on how to use an infrared thermometer, an electrical usage monitor, and a digital multimeter.