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Fossil Fuels


Accounting for more than 90 percent of the world's energy supply, fossil fuels -- coal, petroleum, and natural gas -- are not an infinite resource. Formed by the lengthy decomposition of organic matter, fossil fuels are actually limited in availability. Still, nations across the globe are dependent upon the processing and utilization of these dwindling resources. Complete with maps and detailed diagrams, this volume examines the production and distribution of fossil fuels and their viability as a future energy source.

Series: Energy: Past, Present, and Future

Interest Level: Grades 9-12

Reading Level: Grade 10

ISBN: 9781615305407 (E-book)

Copyright: ©2012

Pages: 160

“Intermediate to upper grade look at fossil fuels, gleaned from the distinguished author and contributor database of Encyclopedia Britannica, with additional editorial expertise. Discusses the origins of petroleum, natural gas, and coal including their history of use, products, how they’re obtained, refined, and utilized. Text heavy emphasis is complemented by color photos, graphics, maps, tables, and sidebars. End matter includes a glossary, bibliography, and index.” — Hawaii State Public Library

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