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Oil and Gas - HC
Oil and Gas - HC
Oil and Gas - HC
9780778714125 | In Stock
The Babylonians and Sumerians were using thick, gooey oil as early as 5000 BC as pitch to caulk their boats and hold their building bricks in place. Oil is actually a fuel, like coal, but its use today is more widespread through its products such as gasoline and kerosene. Oil and Gas takes a fascinating look at this disappearing fossil fuel describing how it is made, where it is located in the world, and the environmental and economic problems its use has created. Topics include:
• What is oil?
• millions of years in the making
• oil throughout history including the oil boom of the late 1800s, its use as a means of light, and as fuel when wood supplies were used up
• exploration and the geology of oil
• the different methods for extracting oil
• maps show where the world’s oil deposits are located
• how oil is refined into gasoline
• the uses of oil for heating, electricity, powering automobiles
• transporting oil by pipeline and tanker
• the problem of air pollution, oil spills, and global warming
• renewable energy alternatives to oil Teacher’s guide available.

Reading Level: Gr. 4
Interest Level: Gr. 3-6
Guided Reading Level: Q
Binding: Hardcover
Series: Rocks, Minerals, and Resources
Author(s): John Zronik

Size: 8 ½″ × 11″
No. of Pages: 32
Index Included: Yes
Glossary Included: Yes

ATOS: 7.2
Dewey: 553.282
Lexile: 1100L
Copyright: 2004

Oil and Gas

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