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The Next Wave: The Quest to Harness the…

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

by Elizabeth Rusch

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There are many different types of generators which use wave power to make electricity. Researchers around the world are trying to harness the power of the ocean to make electricity. Here in Oregon there is a wave generator testing facility. Several scientists discovered ways of making wave generators in interesting ways. They needed to build small models to test the effectiveness of their creation and then need to test them on the open ocean. Wave power generators are important because they are a form of renewable energy which could help combat global warming. The earth is mostly covered in ocean. We only need to be able to harness its power.
  helenaament | Aug 7, 2018 |
Photographs were primarily from the Pacific North West along with collaborations from OSU and Columbia Power Technologies, so this book would feel right at home to any Oregonian. The pictures were nice because they showed the research facility. The diagrams at first reminded me of a chemistry or biology text book diagram in their format, but they are explained in a way the younger reader can understand.
  AlecA1994 | Jul 20, 2017 |
this is a non fiction book on the power of waves and the ocean. it had a ton of information about all types of waves and locations and the people who measure the waves/how they measure them.
  michelleripley | Jan 6, 2016 |
Intriguing and informative look at two scientists working on different aspects of harnessing wave energy. ( )
  Sullywriter | May 22, 2015 |
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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 the 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.

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From an acclaimed Scientists in the Field author comes the electrifying story of the scientists and engineers who are working to transform ocean waves into electricity in hopes of generating a cleaner, more sustainable power source.

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