Oil Spill: Disaster in the Gulf

by Mona Chiange

The Books for Boys Book Club meeting for this book was held February 8, 2018, at 6:30 in the Community Room.

Book club reading copies were available for checkout from the circulation desk about a month prior to the meeting.

What is oil-and why do we depend on it so much? What happened to cause the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, and what can be done to stop the damage? How does it compare to other spills? This straight-talking new science series offers in-depth answers to these questions and many more as it examines various aspects of the oil industry, from drilling to refining to the many surprising petroleum-based products we use every day-like lipstick, crayons, toys, sneakers, and even shampoo. Highlights include special sections on oil consumption in the U.S., how oil compares to other forms of energy in terms of efficiency and environmental safety, and ways kids can conduct their own investigations, uncovering the science behind the headlines. Full-color pictures throughout!

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