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The solar century

The solar century

the past, present, and world-changing future of solar energy

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Published by GreenProfile in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Solar energy

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-162) and index.

    Statementedited by Jeremy Leggett.
    ContributionsLeggett, Jeremy K.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTJ810 .S48155 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 174 p. :
    Number of Pages174
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24028494M
    ISBN 101846688736
    ISBN 109781846688737
    LC Control Number2009675309

    Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish astronomer who proposed that the Sun is the center of the solar system and that the planets circle the Sun. Copernicus also noted that Earth turns once daily on its own axis and that very slow long-term changes in the direction of this axis account for the precession of the equinoxes. Exploring Our Solar System Sally Ride and Tam O'Shaughnessy, Crown Books for Young Readers, , ISBN This well-illustrated book takes children ages 9–12 on a tour of the planets (and our Sun!) in our solar system. Exploring the Solar System: A History with 22 Activities Mary Kay Carson, Chicago Review Press, , ISBN

      In theory, solar energy was used by humans as early as 7th century B.C. when history tells us that humans used sunlight to light fires with magnifying glass materials. Later, in 3rd century B.C., the Greeks and Romans were known to harness solar power with mirrors to light torches for religious : Luke Richardson.   Century by Sarah Singleton is a book set in the genre, gothic fantasy. Sarah was awarded the Booktrust Teenage Prize for her novel Century in It tells us the tale of two sisters, Mercy and Charity, who are trapped in a house called Century/5.

      Although our solar system is still very big, it does seem a bit more knowable than our entire universe. 🙂 In any case, our whole family had a great time to learning about the planets and solar system during our space unit. Below I review nine children’s books about the planets and our solar . Solar Technologies for the 21st Century - CRC Press Book This book examines solar technologies, describes their properties, and evaluates the technological potential of each. It also reviews the logistics of deploying solar energy as a viable and sustainable way to solve urgent energy, environmental, and socio-economic problems.


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