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Books teach about caring for Earth

7:17 PM, Apr. 3, 2013
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When you see big white wind turbines clustered in a field, churning away, you might think that modern technology is awesome. And you'd be right - but as you'll read in Gretchen Woelfle's "The Wind at Work," windmills are not modern at all.

Eight hundred years ago, windmills were "the most powerful machines in Europe" and were important to the people in small communities. When steam engines became popular in the 1800s, windmills usage fell, only to rise again in the U.S. in the 1940s.

Just like windmills are nothing new, caring for the Earth is an old idea, too, as you'll see in Pat McCarthy's ...

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