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The Bookshelf: May 6, 2015

In this week's Bookshelf, our content partner Kirkus Reviews highlights The Next Wave.

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Trib+Water is joining with respected books authority Kirkus Reviews to bring you select reviews of books of note in the field of water studies. For more book reviews and recommendations, visit Kirkus.com. 

THE NEXT WAVE: The Quest to Harness the Power of the Oceans

by Elizabeth Rusch 

Scientists and engineers from around the world work to harness the power of ocean waves, testing their ideas in an Oregon research lab and the stormy seas off the Oregon coast.

Here’s another well-written science title from an author whose previous contributions to the Scientists in the Field series introduced researchers studying volcanic eruptions on Earth and exploring Mars. After explaining the world’s need for renewable energy sources and the force of ocean power, Rusch focuses on three different approaches to harnessing this power that were underway at the time of her writing. She draws in young readers by introducing two engineers as young tinkerers, following their work through college to the development of a company testing an energy-capture device that sits on the ocean floor … Timely, important, appropriately focused and interesting. 

For full review, visit kirkus.com.

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