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The Next Wave: The Quest to Harness the Power of the Oceans Paperback – July 24 2018

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* "Lively design, clear explanations, text boxes, photographs and diagrams all contribute to an informative look at how people are working right now to find ways to use a previously inaccessible energy source." —Kirkus, starred review   "Rusch fully explores the engineering process, capturing the determined, entrepreneurial spirit of the profiled engineers as well as the need for creative problem-solving and ingenuity, a test-and-retest mentality, a high tolerance for failure, and perseverance through the quest for research funding." —Horn Book Magazine   * "This pellucid look into a promising field of alternative energy (so needed in a warming world) and into the scientists devoting their lives to bring concept into reality is informative, intriguing, and inspiring." School Library Journal, starred review  "Kids who imagine an engineering career in their future will want to explore this timely work." —Bulletin   "Rusch once again looks at the convergence of science and technology. Writing clearly about the engineers' trial-and-error methods, she conveys the importance of testing, the necessity of funding, and the satisfaction of working toward a worthwhile goal." A fine choice for young people intrigued by engineering and oceanography!" —Booklist Online   —

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Elizabeth Rusch lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, two terrific kids, and one very funny, quirky dog named Reba. She has written more than 100 magazine articles and more than a dozen acclaimed children’s books, including picture books, middle grade, fiction, nonfiction and even a graphic novel.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Clarion Books; Reprint edition (July 24 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 80 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1328852326
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1328852328
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 300 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 27.94 x 0.61 x 22.86 cm
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I am an award-winning book author, magazine writer, editor, writing teacher and speaker. My wide-ranging passions include current events, astronomy, volcanology, art, music, history, nature, waves, jokes, crayons, and mud — anything that catches my fancy. I am inspired by stories of exploration and discovery, stories that have been overlooked by history, and stories that grapple with persistent questions. Whether writing fiction or nonfiction for children or adults or teaching workshops, I hope my work opens doors, opens minds, opens possibilities.

Please visit my website to explore more about my books, my articles, my editing, and my school visits and writing workshops. I also offer reading and activity guides for many of my books. Enjoy!

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