From the Series Compact Research: Energy and the Environment
Hydropower is a clean, renewable energy source that offers great promise for some parts of the world but the dams that make hydropower possible often result in habitat destruction and ruined human communities. Through objective overviews, primary sources, and full-color illustrations this title examines Can Hydropower Reduce Dependency on Fossil Fuels? How Does Hydropower Affect the Environment? Can Developing Countries Benefit from Hydropower? Do the Oceans Represent the Future of Hydropower?
|Interest Level||Grade 7 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 7|
|Series||Compact Research: Energy and the Environment|
|Number of Pages||96|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, Print + Ebook|
School Library Journal
Gr 5 Up These timely volumes have up-to-date information with frequent references to the Three Gorges Dam in China (Hydropower) and the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico (Oil Spills). The strong points of the books are their organization and their usability. Each volume begins with a two-page introduction to the topic, followed by an overview of approximately 10 pages and then 4 chapters, each organized around a question. Hydropower poses questions concerning the possibility of reducing dependency on fossil fuels, the impact of hydropower on the environment, how developing countries can benefit from its use, and if the oceans represent the future of hydropower. Oil Spills asks if the U.S. needs to drill offshore, if it’s an environmental risk, if regulations are adequate, and discusses the future of offshore drilling. In both books, each chapter is followed by a section of primary-source quotes espousing pro and con views. Each title concludes with a “Key People and Advocacy Groups” section. These volumes are first-rate ready-reference books and excellent to use in teaching research with primary documents.