Flotsametrics and the Floating World: How One Man's Obsession With Runaway Sneakers And Rubber Ducks Revolutionized Ocean Science

June 22, 2010|
Flotsametrics and the Floating World: How One Man's Obsession With Runaway Sneakers And Rubber Ducks Revolutionized Ocean Science by Curtis Ebbesmeyer
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“Ebbesmeyer’s goal is noble and fresh: to show how the flow of ocean debris around the world reveals ‘the music’ of the world’s oceans.”<_o3a_p>

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Through the fascinating stories of flotsam, one of the Earth’s greatest secrets is revealed. In Flotsametrics and the Floating World, maverick scientist Curtis Ebbesmeyer details how his obsession with floating garbage—from rubber ducks to discarded Nike sneakers—helped to revolutionize ocean science. Scientist and environmentalist David Suzuki, host of CBC TV’s “The Nature of Things,” calls Flotsametrics and the Floating World  “Science and storytelling at its very best.” “A very enjoyable, if at times dark, book” (Nature), it is must reading for anyone interested in Oceanography, Environmental Science, and the way our world works.<_o3a_p>

Curtis Ebbesmeyer holds a Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Washington. Media worldwide have turned to his expertise on ocean currents and floating objects. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
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Title:Flotsametrics and the Floating World: How One Man's Obsession With Runaway Sneakers And Rubber Duck...Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:304 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.68 inPublished:June 22, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061558427

ISBN - 13:9780061558429

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