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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Prince Rupert Library J 553.282 Farn (Text) 33294001725019 Juvenile Non-Fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780756629700 (trade bdg.)
  • ISBN: 0756629705 (trade bdg.)
  • Physical Description: 72 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 29 cm. + 1 clip-art CD (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
  • Publisher: London ; DK, c2007.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
At head of title: Eyewitness.
Formatted Contents Note:
King oil -- Ancient oil -- Oil for light -- Dawn of the oil age -- Oil bonanza -- What is oil? -- Where oil comes from -- Natural gas -- Coal and peat -- Oil traps -- Solid oil -- How oil is found -- Getting the oil out -- Offshore oil rigs -- Piped oil -- Oil on the ocean -- Refining oil -- Energy and transportation -- Materials from oil -- Plastics and polymers -- Big oil -- Struggle for oil -- Dirty oil -- Saving oil -- Oil substitutes -- Wind power -- Solar energy -- Water power -- Nuclear power -- Production and consumption -- Timeline -- Find out more -- Glossary.
Summary, etc.:
Provides information about oil and other petroleum products, explaining what they are and how they are used; discussing oil exploration, drilling, and refining; and looking at the problem of pollution and alternatives to oil as a fuel source.
Subject: Petroleum > Juvenile literature.
Genre/Form: Adult easy reading.
Topic Heading: Books with accompanying CD-ROM.

  • Baker & Taylor
    Describes the history of the oil industry, the ways in which oil is refined and processed, the uses of oil and oil products, the influence that the need for oil has on the world's current political situation, and the impact of oil byproducts on the environment.Describes the history of the oil industry, the ways in which oil is refined and processed, the uses of oil and oil products, the influence that the need for oil has on the world's current political situation, and impact of oil byproducts on the environment.
  • Baker & Taylor
    The world's most trusted nonfiction series is now available with a CD of clipart included in the hardcover edition that compliments a fact-filled title full of spectacular photographs and illustrations.
  • Penguin Putnam
    With more than 20 million copies sold in 41 languages and more than 88 countries worldwide, DKEyewitness has been the most trusted series in reference publishing for more then three decades. Visually engaging, informative, and lively, the more than 100 titles in theEyewitness series focus on subjects that complement students' personal interests and areas of study to make learning simple and fun.
    • The most trusted nonfiction series for teachers, librarians, and parents
    • Perfect for homework help
    • Combination of pictures and text make the series perfect for reluctant readers and ESL students

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