The Next Wave: The Quest to Harness the Power of the Oceans

The Next Wave: The Quest to Harness the Power of the Oceans

by Elizabeth Rusch


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From acclaimed Scientists in the Field author Elizabeth Rusch comes the electrifying story of the scientists and engineers who are working to transform ocean waves into electricity.

Journey to the wave-battered coast of the Pacific Northwest to meet some of the engineers and scientists working to harness the punishing force of our oceans, one of nature’s powerful and renewable energy sources. With an array of amazing devices that cling to the bottom of the sea floor and surf on the crests of waves, these explorers are using a combination of science, imagination, and innovation to try to capture wave energy in the hopes of someday powering our lives in a cleaner, more sustainable way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544099999
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/14/2014
Series: Scientists in the Field Series
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 768,678
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 1070L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Elizabeth Rusch has published more than one hundred magazine articles and is the author of a number of award-winning nonfiction titles for children, including Eruption!, The Mighty Mars Rovers, Generation Fix, Will It Blow?, The Planet Hunter, and For the Love of Music: The Remarkable Story of Maria Anna Mozart.

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