The Plastic OceanBook - 2014
"Lavishly illustrated with informational graphics, paintings, sculptures, drawings and photography, this 212-page book accompanies the Gyre exhibition. Twelve essays by scientists, artists, writers and others explore the ways in which we are all connected -- both by trash and by the sea, and through our individual actions. Gyre: The Plastic Ocean looks at human consumption, modern materials and environmental change and their impacts upon one of the largest, most mysterious and critical components of our planet: the ocean. This book includes the history of plastic, startling facts, trash breakdown rates and things you can do to support trash-free seas."--Anchorage Museum website.
Publisher: London : Booth-Clibborn, 2014
Branch Call Number: 704.9 G997 2014
Characteristics: 211 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 23 cm
From Library Staff
One-of-a-kind gorgeous, if disturbing, book. Explores the relationship between humans and the ocean in a contemporary culture of consumption, offers an international perspective on a pressing environmental problem.