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HYDROGEN — Hot Stuff, Cool Science: Discover the Future of Energy 2nd Edition
by Rex A. Ewing
Discover the exciting new energy technologies that can release hydrogen from fossil fuels, biomass and even water, and how this could lead to hydrogen-powered cars, homes and cities.
“This book is amazing. It has helped me explain the complex science of hydrogen to Wall Street investors.”
— Brion Tanous, Next Generation Energy, Merriman Curhan Ford & Co.
"The world needs more writing like this, a merging of art and science that puts the concepts within reach of everyone. Phenomenal!"— Dr. Cortney Martin, Virginia Tech
“Whether it’s read for content, for pleasure, or as a source of great read-aloud anecdotes, this book provides the most current information on hydrogen and other energy technologies in an enjoyable way.”— Richard Smith for National Science Teachers Association
“The International Youth Fuel Cell Competition will continue to recommend this excellent resource for the academic segment of our competition. The students thoroughly enjoy the entertaining format while studying the comprehensive information about hydrogen energy.”— Kay Larson, IYFCC Director; owner - FuelCellStore.com
PART ONE: Laying the Foundation
PART TWO: Where In The World Is The Hydrogen?
PART THREE: Putting Hydrogen To Work
Appendix (Metric/English Conversion Factors, Resource Websites, General Bibliography & Suggested Reading)
This book has been used as a teacher/student resource by the National Science Bowl in preparing middle school students for the competition. High school science teachers have also found it to be an excellent tool in the classroom, and so we put together a Study Guide supplement.
Hydrogen Study Guide Supplement for Teachers $10.00
Contains questions for each chapter (editable text & PDF files) and fun crossword puzzles.
Download 4 sample pages
MEET THE AUTHOR
Rex Ewing’s diverse interests have led him from Colorado to Costa Rica to Alaska, working cattle and horses, mining gold, and formulating equine supplements. He now lives at the end of a bad dirt road in the Colorado Rockies with his wife LaVonne and two dogs. There he writes novels and non-fiction books from his hand-hewn log cabin powered by the sun and wind.
288 pages • 6 x 9 paperback
illustrated • 2007
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