The book also goes a little into the struggle and the work henry ford went thought while trying to find power for his engine. Rubin and others note that in the good old days of high-profit gushers, it was common to invest one calorie of energy to produce 100 calories of oil 100:1. Yet without it, life as we live it today would be impossible. If you could slice deep into the earth, you would find that it is arranged in layers. Random House Children's Books, 2013. I could see that happening with this title.
Oil fuels our engines, heats our homes, and powers the machines that make the everyday things we take for granted, from shopping bags to computers to medical equipment. William and Rosemary Alley discussed this issue in Too Hot to Touch. Most living beings vanish after they die. Are we all doomed, or what? Random House Children's Books, 2012. I also believe that most of the herd is different from you and I, and they truly are ignorant about the Earth Crisis.
Expect big drama as the age of hydrocarbons swirls the drain, climate change pounds the luckless, and Big Mama Nature hurls overshoot overboard. In the specific, a few will take better care of themselves and the planet, but that will always be a drop in the bucket of our rush to oblivion. William and Rosemary Alley discussed this issue in. I fully agree that denial exists. Green plants store chemical energy and use it to live, especially to turn it into food for themselves. Marrin was careful to remain unbiased as he explains the political climate surrounding global oil production.
Sales can be harmed by too little reality, or too much. I was intrigued by his perspective on geopolitics. In fact, this substance is what remains of life forms that lived in the ocean millions of years ago. Pages 136 and 137 discuss acid rain from burning coal, but omit how this has been drastically reduced by flue gas desulfurization systems. Pages contain marginal notes, underlining, and or highlighting. Marrin asserts that the government agreed to subsidize the spread of Wahhabi schools into other regions. Thick and slippery, crude oil has an evil smell.
Earth's crust is like an eggshell broken into ten enormous slabs and numerous smaller ones. It will be especially useful for those who want to understand the social, political and historical context of oil. Marrin also clearly shows how our existing relationship with oil is unsustainable. Many little-known facts are included. I would really like to read other books written by Albert Marrin. And he also makes clear that while the world is definitely moving toward finding alternative sources of energy, the tug-of-war over current oil reserves is unlikely to change anytime soon. In doing so, they drop the materials they carried, called sediment, into the coastal waters.
Witch caused lots of sickness to the community. For me, the history of oil was particularly fascinating. One grossly obese friend came to me and asked me to help him stop killing himself with food and chemicals. Above all, without oil, most of the items we take for granted nowadays would not be available. I wondered where he was going with this.
More mature readers might find this title a bit too basic, although entertaining. I didn't realize that we depended on oil so much. Also, publishers want to avoid discussions that piss off poorly informed parents, or the politically powerful titans of industry. Who knows, maybe they're right. The book is intended for use in schools. Oil fuels our engines, heats our homes, and powers the machines that make the everyday things we take for granted, from shopping bags to computers to medical equipment.
Although the ancients could not explain why, modern science has shown how sunlight sustains life on Earth. Would be good for research. Thick and slippery, crude oil has an evil smell. It's hard to believe that with all the information floating around, there are still those who don't know they are poisoning themselves and the earth. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading.
The author, Albert Marin, first started describing how oil is made. Comments on how to use in a school setting:This book has Common Core written all over it. If the circulating pumps for the cooling ponds stop, the water boils, the pool evaporates, and the rods are exposed to air, melt, and release radioactive gasses. It heats our homes and powers the machines that make the everyday things we take for granted. It talks about the physical origin of fossil fuels oil, natural gas, coal , the history of the usage of fossil fuels, how the modern industry started, how the history of the Middle East is all about oil which I knew but had no idea how much of the history was impacted by oil and finally, the issues with oil, such as it running out and dirtying the environment and how it has lead to issues with climate change. The beginning of the book until aboutthe last 50 or so pages, because at that point the author bias becomes prominent and some of the information is almost pointless, unless having a longer book counts.