All about Electric and Hybrid Cars and Who's Driving Them Library Binding – Jun 1 2009
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About the Author
Stephanie Bearce is a writer, teacher, and history detective. She loves tracking down spies and uncovering secret missions from the comfort of her library in St. Charles, MO. When she isn't writing or teaching, Stephanie loves to travel the world and go on adventures with her husband, Darrell.
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Famous people like Cameron Diaz, Al Gore and Brad Pitt are trying to set an example by driving hybrid cars. Even making one simple green change is "one way a person can reduce his or her carbon footprint." Motor vehicles contribute a whopping "72 percent of all ozone." With more than 250 million vehicles in the United States alone, we are looking at a serious problem, to say nothing of pollution emitted by oil refineries. In this book you'll learn about the history of hybrid cars, how they work, you'll get to take a look at several examples of these vehicles, and you'll learn how you can help. Did you know that the Lohner-Porsche company, now Porsche, built the first hybrid car in 1899? Amazing!
This is a very thoroughly researched and well-written book about hybrid and electric cars that will fascinate the young car enthusiast. The book is up-to-date and even includes little facts such as the price of gasoline in Europe topped $10 a gallon in 2009. The layout is nice with numerous full colored photographs, informative sidebars and reproductions of interesting ephemera. In the back of the book is an index, a glossary, an air pollution experiment, an excellent historical timeline and additional recommended book and Internet resources.