There's no better time -- or easier way -- to LEARN about ALTERNATIVE ENERGY Thinking about heating your home with solar power but don't know how it really works? Wondering what makes hybrid cars run? Alternative Energy Demystified shines the light on the various energy sources and technologies available today. The book begins by covering a wide range of heat sources, including wood, corn, coal, oil, gas, electricity, and solar heat. Propulsion methods are discussed next, including gasoline, methane, ethanol, biodiesel, hydrogen, fuel cells, and more. Electricity from fossil fuels, water, wind, atoms, and other sources is also covered. Featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam, this illuminating guide explains the technical basics of many different forms of energy -- some that may surprise you! This self-paced guide gives you: A thorough overview of the various sources of energy To-the-point explanations and detailed illustrations A quiz at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses A final exam at the end of the book A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work! Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Alternative Energy Demystified is your shortcut to a working knowledge of this timely topic.Gibilisco, Stan is the author of 'Alternative Energy Demystified', published 2006 under ISBN 9780071475549 and ISBN 0071475540.