Wind power : sailboats, windmills, and wind turbines

Matthew Ziem

Book - 2019

"This book details the history, current uses, and potential future applications of wind energy."--

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[New York, NY] : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc 2019.
Main Author
Matthew Ziem (author)
Physical Description
48 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (page 45) and index.
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Review by Booklist Review

*Starred Review* This breezy introduction to wind power is part of the True Book: Alternative Energy series (4 titles). It gives readers a clear, succinct overview of the history and development of wind power, from early sailboats and windmills to modern turbines and wind farms. It also explains the basic science behind pressure systems and kinetic energy and describes how wind power is harnessed to run a machine directly or after being converted into electricity. Typical True Book features reliably appear here, such as an opening true-or-false question, a time line, a graphics-rich recap, and a page of True Statistics. Likewise, a double-page spread lays out the pros and cons of this resource in numbered lists, encouraging readers to form their own opinions. The mix of well-chosen illustrations (archival images, color photos, and diagrams) clarify the concepts being presented and include interesting trivia in their captions. A sure way to energize classroom learning and discussion.--Julia Smith Copyright 2018 Booklist

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Review by School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-The latest in alternative, renewable energy sources is covered in an appealing package. Each entry opens with a set of two true or false questions, encouraging readers to test their knowledge before reading. The answers to these questions appear in the back of the book, alongside a review of the whole volume's content and comprehension questions. The conversational writing and engaging format encourage active learning. Colorful photos, historical time lines, and detailed diagrams put the material in context. Plenty of white space, with text boxes overlaid on pictures, keeps the text legible. "The Big Truth" sections present pros and cons or highlight innovations, such as the proposed IceLink connecting Iceland's geothermal energy sources to the United Kingdom. VERDICT Enticing visuals and a forward-thinking perspective make this series an excellent choice for library collections. © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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