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How Poo Can Save the World John Townsend

How Poo Can Save the World By John Townsend

How Poo Can Save the World by John Townsend


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Discover how people have used dung all through history, what happens to poo after you've flushed it away, and how it contributes to global warming. Explore how we can use poo to power our cars, homes and even rockets, and how scientists are using other ingenious sources of renewable energy.

How Poo Can Save the World Summary

How Poo Can Save the World: and Other Cool Fuels to Help Save Our Planet by John Townsend

We all do it... Use the big, white telephone. Drop anchor. A number two. The Big Plop. But instead of flushing it out of sight and out of mind, you should be proud of your brown masterpiece because it has the power to create a bright new future. That's right - your poo can help save the world!

Discover how people have used dung all through history, what happens to poo after you've flushed it away, and how it contributes to global warming. Explore how we can use poo to power our cars, homes and even rockets, and how scientists are using other ingenious sources of renewable energy.

Featuring plenty of fun, 'yuck' poo facts and engaging illustrations, this book brings hope that cutting-edge scientific research into biofuels and sustainable technology could be the breath of fresh air we need to save us from climate disaster.

About John Townsend

John Townsend is an author of children's books and plays. He was a secondary school teacher, playwright and story-teller in primary schools before concentrating on writing full-time. He is a Reading Champion for the UK's National Literacy Trust, a Reading Patron and a frequent visitor to schools, literacy projects and anywhere celebrating books. Steve Brown is an accomplished illustrator living in Romney Marsh, Kent, UK, who has worked with many publishers in the UK and the US, including Welbeck, Scholastic, Franklin Watts, HarperCollins, Maverick, Oxford University Press and many more.

Table of Contents

In the beginning there was poo - how poo was used through history, in ancient cures and potions, building materials, and as a fuel in cooking * Human poo - the bottom line - What's in poo? How much do we poo in a lifetime? * Sitting on a time bomb - Human waste around the world, what do we do with poo? Sewage positives and negatives * Energy and Climate Change - Causes of global warming and its effects on the world * Carbon - the good, the bad and the pooey - the importance of carbon * Methane - effects of increased methane and use of fossil fuels * Poo Gas - How poo can generate biogas power, why this is better for the environment * Poo Electricity - many examples of how we can use biogas to power vehicles, cities, homes and even rockets * Other Cool Fuel - wind power, water power, geothermal power, solar power, plant power, liquid hydrogen * Pee Power - how we use urine too * Future Poo Power * The Power of YOU - What you can do to help save our world * Poo quiz.

Additional information

NGR9781783128372
9781783128372
1783128372
How Poo Can Save the World: and Other Cool Fuels to Help Save Our Planet by John Townsend
New
Paperback
Welbeck Publishing Group
2022-03-31
128
N/A
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