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Flotsametrics and the Floating World

How One Man's Obsession With Runaway Sneakers and Rubber Ducks Revolutionized Ocean Science
Ebbesmeyer, Curtis C. (Book - 2009)
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Flotsametrics and the Floating World
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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.
Authors: Ebbesmeyer, Curtis C.
Title: Flotsametrics and the floating world
how one man's obsession with runaway sneakers and rubber ducks revolutionized ocean science
Publisher: New York, NY : Smithsonian Books : Collins, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xvi, 286 p. :,ill., maps ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Curtis Ebbesmeyer and Eric Scigliano
Summary: 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.
Additional Contributors: Scigliano, Eric 1953-
ISBN: 9780061558412
0061558419
Branch Call Number: 551.462 E15f 2009
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-266) and index
Subject Headings: Marine debris Ocean currents
Topical Term: Marine debris
Ocean currents
Authors, American
LCCN: 2008038805
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List - Marine Garbage by: multcolib_tamaf Feb 25, 2014

Some of you probably heard Ebbesmeyer speak at Powell's when this book came out a few years ago. If you did, I'm sure you liked him. He's the marine biologist grandpa I never had. What was his first job out of college? Working for the oil industry. Bet he has a theory on where all that oil went f... Read More »


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Jan 08, 2010
  • fletchmo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Just beautiful!!

the world as a finely tuned machine. the ocean currents as interrelated gears.
flotsam and jetsam as the indicators of ocean currents, and microcurrents, eddies---giving us a read on those gears.

and all bets off as to what will happen when the ice melts....

a truely inspired scientist whose life has been one of going where his deep curiousity takes him.

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