Harnessing wind energy by Nancy Dickmann

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Published by PowerKids Press in New York .

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This weather forecast calls for power! Readers will learn about humanity s long history of harnessing wind energy, journeying on boats along the Nile River, past windmills pumping water in ancient China, all the way to modern-day floating wind farms off the coast of Norway. Captivating fact boxes make interesting pit stops along the way, and vibrant photographs provide the scenery as readers travel through this timely science topic about an important renewable source of clean energy. Full-Color Photographs, Further Information Section, Glossary, Index, Sidebars, Websites.

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StatementNancy Dickmann
SeriesThe future of power
The Physical Object
Pagination32 p.
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27224802M
ISBN 101499432674
ISBN 109781499432671

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