ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF ENERGY by Warren Brown

ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF ENERGY

Age Range: 16 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 A frustrating title in the ``Earth at Risk'' series. Though Brown offers a good deal of information about the generation of solar, wind, water, geothermal, and biomass power, he fails to make thoughtful comparisons of their cost, practicality, or relative environmental impact; and he claims, without comment, that ``Gravitational forces inside the planet create enormous heat below the surface,'' which will be news to those who postulate nuclear processes as the heat's cause. The b&w illustrations (mostly photos) are small, badly reproduced, technically deficient, and poorly linked to the text. List of organizational sources for further information; limited glossary; ``Further Reading'' (12 adult sources, all from the 80's), but no citations for the information in the text; index. (Nonfiction. 16+)

Pub Date: Aug. 27th, 1993
ISBN: 0-7910-1588-2
Page count: 112pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 1993