Solar Power

Solar Power

by Chris Oxlade


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How did an ancient Greek army use solar power to defeat their enemies?

What is a saltbox house?

When was the first solar-powered aircraft built?

This high-interest, attention-grabbing series reveals the truth behind our everyday technological wonders! Uncover the excitement of early inventions, the rivalries between competing scientists, and the problems that had to be overcome. Follow the story of these fascinating inventions, and share in the thrill of discovery!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781432954598
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 07/15/2011
Series: Tales of Invention
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 526,831
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 970L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

About the Author

Chris Oxlade is an experienced author of non-fiction books for children. He has written more than 200 titles on science, technology, sports and hobbies, from encyclopedia articles to fun activity books.

Table of Contents

What is Solar Power? 4

Catching the Sun 6

Heating with the Sun 10

Solar Electricity 14

Solar Power in Space 18

Solar Power Stations 20

Solar Transportation 22

Solar Power Today 26

Timeline 28

Glossary 30

Find out More 31

Index 32

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