Could you get by if the lights went out? What would you do if your TV, computer, and phone all stopped working? How would you get about if trains, buses, and cars didn’t run any more? You might not think about it, but without electricity, our lives would be colder, darker, and much harder work. With this book as your guide, you’ll discover the wonders of this essential source, exploring everything from how electricity works, to the ingenious ways that people have controlled and used it throughout the ages. With its informative timeline, helpful ‘you can do it’ tips and hilarious cartoon-style illustrations, this title in the fantastic new You Wouldn’t Want to Live Without series is a must-have nonfiction text, perfect for home or school. The well-organized text in this title allows readers to explore relationships between historic scientific events. Grade-appropriate contexts help readers determine the meaning of academic words and phrases while the vivid illustrations and text features help navigate the text and locate answers to questions.