Sneideman, Joshua and Erin Twamley. Renewable Energy: Discover the Fuel of the Future With 20 Projects. (Series: Build It Yourself). Illus. Heather Jane Brinesh. Nomad Press, 2016. $17.95. 128p. 9781619303607. Ages 9-12. P8Q9
The rapid depletion of the earth’s fossil fuel supply and resulting disastrous global warming has led to the development of alternative methods to power homes, cars, factories, businesses—in short the entire world. The authors explain these sources, including solar, wind, biofuel, hydro, and geothermal, and provide fascinating tactile exercises to illustrate how these work. The timeline that begins each of the book in the series has been reformatted in a far more visually appealing manner, and the usual cartoons showing young people working on projects has been minimized. The rapid growth of these industries will cause many opportunities for future jobs as scientists, engineers, and other careers. Relevant, current, and age-appropriate, this book may be the best thus far in the series.
April 2016 review by Nel Ward.