Hydrogen-Hot Stuff Cool Science

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

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PART ONE: Laying the Foundation

  • Creation of Atomic Elements
  • Fission & Fusion Reactions
  • Nature of Molecular Bonds
  • How the Greenhouse Effect Works
  • Overview of U.S. Energy Consumption

 PART TWO: Where In The World Is The Hydrogen?

  • Fundamentals of Electrolysis
  • Alternate Ways to Cleave Hydrogen from Water
  • Extracting Hydrogen from Coal, Natural Gas & Biomass
  • Ethanol & Methanol Production
  • Nuclear Energy & Hydrogen Production
  • Wind Energy & Hydrogen Production
  • Solar Energy & Hydrogen Production

 PART THREE: Putting Hydrogen To Work

  • Hydrogen Storage
  • Hydrogen-Fueled Internal Combustion Engines
  • Fuel Cells
  • A Peak Into Tomorrow

Appendix (Metric/English Conversion Factors, Resource Websites, General Bibliography & Suggested Reading)

Author Rex Ewing

From his solar- and wind-powered studio in the Colorado Rockies, Rex A. Ewing has penned a number of best-selling books on renewable energy, including Power With Nature; HYDROGEN - Hot Stuff, Cool Science; and Got Sun? Go Solar. For aspiring log home owners who want to incorporate solar energy into their dream home, he teamed up with his wife to produce Crafting Log Homes Solar Style: An Inspiring Guide to Self-Sufficiency. His magazine articles can be found in log home and sustainable living magazines.

Before moving to the mountains to handcraft a log home and concentrate on his writing, Ewing raised grass hay and high-strung Thoroughbred race horses in the Platte River valley. Whenever his employees were persistent enough to corral him behind a desk, he served as CEO of a well-respected equine nutrition firm, where he formulated and marketed a successful line of equine supplements worldwide. In 1997 he wrote a best-selling book on horse nutrition: Beyond the Hay Days: Refreshingly Simple Horse Nutrition; the expanded 2nd edition was released in 2004.

When he's not writing, he and his wife LaVonne can be found trekking through the backcountry, canoeing with their dogs, or enjoying the 50-mile view from their deck.

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Sample Pages

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pdfFlier (Hydrogen Energy & Fuel Cells Demystified)

For Teachers

This book has been used as a teacher/student resource by the National Science Bowl in preparing middle school students for the competition. Other high school science teachers have 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.

pdfDownload 4 sample pages

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HYDROGEN - Hot Stuff, Cool Science
2nd Edition:
Discover the Future of Energy

Rex A. Ewing

SALE $10.00
ISBN 978-0-9773724-1-6
6 x 9, 288 pages
published January 2007

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