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The Kids' Solar Energy Book Even Grown-Ups Can Understand

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ISBN13: 9780982306413
ISBN10: 0982306415
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Tilly Spetgang is a newspaper journalist, author, magazine writer, teacher at the Writers Workshop for Rutgers University, and a former radio talk-show host. A lifelong conservationist, she was the force behind the worldwide effort to put bricks in toilet tanks to reduce the amount of water used when flushing, which led to the retooling of tanks from 8 to 1.6 gallons of water per use.

Malcolm Wells, a renowned architect, is considered the father of earth-sheltered solar design, as well as a writer, artist, cartoonist, columnist, and solar consultant. He has lectured worldwide to professional groups and on college campuses, written for numerous ecologically minded magazines, written more than twenty books, and provided the forewords and introductions for many "green" books.

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A book about solar energy that even grown-ups can understand.

Using appealing cartoons with a cast of lively and curious kids, experts Malcolm Wells and Tilly Spetgang demonstrate how solar power works in a wonderfully clear and understandable way. The fun lesson unfolds in a classroom where students explore solar energy and todays technology: active systems, passive solar, and the conversion of sunlight into electricity. In addition to learning why the sun is superior to nonrenewable fuels, young environmentalists will discover the many cool things you can do with this clean and natural energy. And its all spiced with irreverent humor that makes the complex subject not only easy to grasp, but delightful. Plus, for their adult friends and relatives, it is a simple and clear lesson on the need for solar power in this environmentally challenged world we live in.

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jberk, July 19, 2009 (view all comments by jberk)
Kid's Solar Energy Book is great. I wanted something for my daughters to read that was educational but also kept their interest...even I laughed reading it along with them. the cartoon kids along the bottoms of the pages are curious, clever and amusing. I'm so happy with my purchase
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780982306413
Publisher:
Imagine
Subject:
Science & Nature - Environmental Conservation & Protection
Author:
Spetgang, Tilly
Author:
Wells, Malcolm
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Science
Subject:
Solar energy
Subject:
Energy conservation
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Environmental Studies
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20090901
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
88
Dimensions:
10.20x7.10x.40 in. .95 lbs.
Age Level:
08-UP

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Children's » Science and Nature » Environmental Fiction

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