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Each title in this series Maps of the Environmental World addresses an environmental topic and illustrates its aspects with the help of maps. Energy Resources presents energy resources, and explains key ideas, concepts and vocabulary. Twelve spreads each introduce an area of the world, including a map locating relevant sites, graphs offering comparative data and photography. A spread at the back of the book provides further study and comparison exercises.
The World - The growing need for energy The British Isles - Wind power Europe - Fossil fuels Europe - Wave and tidal power Russian Federation and Kazakhstan - Natural gas The Middle East - Oil India - Biomass energy China - Coal Japan - Nuclear power Australia - Uranium mining New Zealand - Geothermal energy North America - Hydro-electric power Brazil - Ethanol production Africa - Fuelwood Africa - Solar energy Now test yourself! Glossary Index
Jack and Meg Gillett are both experienced geography teachers in primary and secondary schools and have written several geography books for Hodder Murray including those on mapskills, ecosystems and the environment.