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Main Title Flotsametrics and the floating world : how one man's obsession with runaway sneakers and rubber ducks revolutionized ocean science /
Author Ebbesmeyer, Curtis C.
Other Authors
Scigliano, Eric,
Publisher Smithsonian Books : Collins,
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 232978045
ISBN 0061558419; 9780061558412
Subjects Ocean currents.; Marine debris.; Meeresstrèomung.; Strèomung--Computersimulation.; Computersimulation--Strèomung.; Meereskunde--Methoden und Technik.; Meeresstrèomung.
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Contributor biographical information http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1008/2008038805-b.html
Publisher description http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1008/2008038805-d.html
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Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Last
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EJBM GC231.2.E23 2009 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/26/2010
ELAM GC231.2.E23 2009 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 06/17/2009
ELBM GC231.2.E23 2009 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/20/2013
ERAM GC231.2 .E23 2009 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/22/2011
Edition 1st ed.
Collation xvi, 286 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-266) and index.
Contents Notes
Pioneering oceanographer Curtis Ebbesmeyer unravels the mystery of marine currents, uncovers the astonishing story of flotsam, and changes the world's view of trash, the ocean, and our global environment by calling attention to the threats that global warming and disintegrating plastic waste pose to the seas--and to us. Preface: A new world -- Chasing water -- Oil and icebergs -- Messages in bottles -- Eureka, a sneaker! -- Coffins, castaways, and cadavers -- The admiral of the floating world -- Borne on a black current -- The great conveyor -- Ashes to ashes, life from the sea -- Junk beach and garbage patch -- The synthetic sea -- The music of the gyres.