Non-fiction books that will help you thrive in, with and around nature.
Energy for Keeps: Creating Clean Electricity from Renewable Resources3rd Edition
by Nemzer, Carter & PagePublished by Energy Education Group
An illustrated guide for everyone who uses electricity. From students to energy policymakers, it helps readers of all ages understand the energy issues that now loom large in our daily news. With clear language and engaging illustrations, this book covers all renewable energy sources, the science of electricity generation, energy history, environmental considerations, and energy conservation and efficiency.
"Written for an audience of middle and high schoolers, this informative, descriptive, and smartly illustrated book would be an ideal resource for a professional development seminar as well." — National Science Teachers Association
"Your book is a treasure. Scientifically accurate, clearly written, with inviting diagrams--all of which helps beginning learners, of all ages, build an understanding of electricity." — Fran Barhydt, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Vermont Energy Education Program
"At long last, a crucial issue for the survival of our society -- electricity from renewable energy -- has received comprehensive and clear treatment." — Dr. Kevin Starr, State Librarian of California, Emeritus
"For anyone looking for a resource book on renewable energy, look no more. Energy for Keeps is cleverly written and illustrated. With Ben Franklin as host, the journey is a historical, as well as scientific exploration of our energy options and their consequences." — Susan T. Schleith, Education Coordinator, Florida Solar Energy Center
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A Brief History of Energy
Energy and Electricity
Energy Sources for Electricity Generation
Energy, Health and the Environment
Energy Management Strategies and Energy Policy
To view page samples, please visit EnergyForKeeps.org/content
FREE RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS
Please visit EnergyForKeeps.org for free downloadable information, student activities, and suggestions. The activities, like the book, are multi-disciplinary. They include earth science, environmental science, physical science, social studies, math, and language arts. Activities are inquiry-based and, together with the book, are correlated to content standards for California public schools, grades 6-8, and to National Science Standards.
Innovation Award by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council
Green Power Leadership Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Center for Resource Solutions
192 pages • 8 x 10¼ paperback
illustrated • 2010
We believe words are powerful and that a book in hand is empowering in ways the internet can't be. To really delve into a subject and glean some hard-won wisdom, read a good book.
Educational Materials Also Available
We make it easy for teachers, schools, organizations and other non-profits to buy direct from us: our store lists quantity discounts of books AND we offer a variety of educational materials (door hangers, pocket guides, study guides) to help educate and motivate your students and members.
Rex and LaVonne Ewing
How we ended up here
In 1999, after publishing a best-selling book on horse nutrition, we relocated our new publishing company several miles off the beaten path to a place of breathtaking views and endless wildlife. But no utilities. And so we began the odyssey of handcrafting a home from a pile of trees and learned how to harness the sun and wind to provide the energy. We then transformed our hard-won knowledge into a couple of popular graphic-packed renewable energy books. Soon afterwards we added more authors to our lineup and expanded our range of topics.
What we publish
PixyJack Press publishes non-fiction titles about nature...the wild and not-so-wild:
• renewable energy and sustainable living
• log home planning and building
• wildfire readiness and recovery
• fire safety at home
• bear smart advice
• simple horse nutrition
• Costa Rica nature and history
All in all, PixyJack Press is rather ‘green’ when it comes to our list of environmental titles and our reliance on renewable energy. Even Publishers Weekly took note of this unique combination in the article, "Green and Off the Grid," by Bridget Kinsella (2009).
But since the real-life adoption of renewable energy transcends petty politics, readers never know that our authors come from both ends of the political spectrum; guilt trips are left at the door.
Every good book starts with an articulate, passionate author who effectively puts together thousands of words to inspire and inform.
Renewable Energy: Rex Ewing, Doug Pratt, Gregory McNamee, Donal B. Lloyd
Bears: Linda Masterson, Sylvia Dolson
Costa Rica: Jack Ewing
Fire & Wildfire: Einar Jensen, Linda Masterson
Log Homes: Roland Sweet, Rex Ewing
Horse Nutrition: Rex Ewing