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Flotsametrics and the floating world : how one man's obsession with runaway sneakers and rubber ducks revolutionized ocean science, Curtis Ebbesmeyer and Eric Scigliano

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Flotsametrics and the floating world : how one man's obsession with runaway sneakers and rubber ducks revolutionized ocean science
Title
Flotsametrics and the floating world
Title remainder
how one man's obsession with runaway sneakers and rubber ducks revolutionized ocean science
Statement of responsibility
Curtis Ebbesmeyer and Eric Scigliano
Title variation
Flotsametrics & the floating world
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
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Ebbesmeyer, Curtis C
Dewey number
551.46/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GC231.2
LC item number
.E23 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Scigliano, Eric
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ocean currents
  • Marine debris
Target audience
adult
Label
Flotsametrics and the floating world : how one man's obsession with runaway sneakers and rubber ducks revolutionized ocean science, Curtis Ebbesmeyer and Eric Scigliano
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-266) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Escaping the draft and working for Big Oil.
  • 7
  • Borne on a Black Current
  • 138
  • Ancient volcanic emigrants.
  • Mighty Kuroshio sweeps them away.
  • Asian infusions in America.
  • Castaways from the hermit shogunate.
  • Ranald MacDonald's bold mission to Japan.
  • Wrecked junks at Malarrimo.
  • American Coastal Pathway.
  • Hearing the oceanographic call.
  • 8
  • Great Conveyor
  • 152
  • Ban beans, brick beads, and buoyant urns.
  • One mystery leads to another.
  • Forgotten gyres, rediscovered and renamed.
  • Amos Wood follows the fishing floats.
  • Buzzy's board rounds the gyre.
  • Tracking water by standing still.
  • Orbital periods.
  • A boost from John D. Rockefeller.
  • Handoffs between gyres.
  • Wheels within watery wheels.
  • Global conveyor belt.
  • 9
  • Ashes to Ashes, Life from the Sea
  • 171
  • Akira and Keiko, apart but inseparable.
  • A young planet covered in floating rock.
  • Pumice as primordial incubator.
  • Akira and I broach our new theory of life's beginnings.
  • A mentor with a holistic approach to the sea.
  • Akira's end.
  • A farewell feast.
  • We flush Keiko out to sea.
  • My parents join Akira and Keiko in the Turtle Gyre.
  • 10
  • Junk Beach and Garbage Patch
  • 186
  • Growing official and corporate indifference to marine environmental threats.
  • Deaf ears and cold shoulders.
  • Frustration and early retirement.
  • An aquatic snark hunt.
  • How a garbage patch forms: Hadley cells and reverse hurricanes.
  • Huxley and Mann on Rubber Beach.
  • St. Paul's suffering fur seals.
  • Collector beaches.
  • Hawaiian convergence.
  • How the islanders used the currents.
  • We reach Junk Beach.
  • Cleanups, pileups, and an unending washup.
  • Charlie Moore's war on marine dumping.
  • Turtle beach and plastic sea.
  • Deadheads and Trident subs.
  • 11
  • Synthetic Sea
  • 208
  • Plastic, born in mimicry.
  • Pool balls and piano keys: seeking an ivory substitute.
  • Plastic-packed albatrosses.
  • Molecular mimicry.
  • Endocrine disruptors and feminization.
  • Nurdles sponge up greasy pollutants.
  • Petroleum, plastic, lead, and mercury: which is worse?
  • Eulerian and Lagrangian viewpoints.
  • Rat poison canisters at the Fun Fair.
  • 12
  • Music of the Gyres
  • 222
  • Gyre orbits add up.
  • Oceanic octaves, a global harmonic series.
  • Melting the Arctic and speeding the gyres.
  • Farewell, fundamental tone.
  • Finding hope.
  • Appendix A
  • Water bodies as granular and dynamic.
  • Urban Legends of the Sea
  • 229
  • Appendix B
  • A Million Drifting Messages
  • 233
  • Appendix C
  • Oceanic Gyres
  • 235
  • Appendix D
  • Ocean Memory
  • Dabob Bay as oceanic microcosm.
  • 236
  • Appendix E
  • Harmonics of the Gyres
  • 238
  • 2
  • 1
  • Oil and Icebergs
  • 18
  • Jim Ingraham creates the Ocean Surface Current Simulator.
  • UW gang fans out.
  • Mobil Oil's first oceanographer.
  • Conspiring to make Big Oil prepare for big waves.
  • Cliff Barnes's war with icebergs and U-boats.
  • Riders on the icy sea.
  • Life on ice islands.
  • North Sea perils.
  • Chasing Water
  • Goodbye, Dallas; hello, Seattle.
  • Knocking on doors.
  • Sewage grease balls and a devil's staircase.
  • Akira Okubo, master of swarm mathematics.
  • Daredevil drift reading on the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
  • Chasing snarks with the Russians.
  • An ocean full of eddies.
  • 3
  • Messages in Bottles
  • 45
  • 1
  • My father's many illnesses.
  • Our family is reunited in Seattle.
  • Oil bust and near bankruptcy.
  • Chasing the Gulf Stream's frontal eddies.
  • Frustrations of environmental consulting.
  • Low-tech drift sticks on Port Ludlow.
  • Vikings release the first ocean drifters and find new harbors.
  • Yasuyori's wave-borne verse.
  • Science of determinate drifters and the mystique of message bottles.
  • Edgar Allan Poe, oceanographic seer.
  • Shoe drops and a quest begins.
  • Guinness rules the waves.
  • Czar's bottle.
  • Gospel bombs and bottled salvation.
  • I dedicate myself to drifters.
  • 4
  • Eureka, a Sneaker!
  • 70
  • Great Sneaker Spill.
  • Shippers stonewall, but Nike shares its secrets.
  • Joy of beachcombing.
  • Growing up near the sea but not on it.
  • OSCURS predicts the sneakers' path.
  • Another spill: beavers, frogs, turtles, and ducks.
  • Ducky mania.
  • OSCURS aces another blind test.
  • Tub toys round the Aleut Gyre.
  • Pacific Pathways comes to Sitka.
  • Oceanic wheels within wheels.
  • An epic freedom drifter.
  • Hockey gloves outrace sneakers.
  • Wind and waves sort left from right.
  • Chocolate and ducklings, Flotsam and Jetsam.
  • Why nature is two-sided.
  • 5
  • Coffins, Castaways, and Cadavers
  • 94
  • Four right feet.
  • Float-away corpse.
  • Ignoring the oil-spill omens.
  • Dad's passing and the Beachcombers' Alert.
  • Isis, Osiris, Moses, and Genghis.
  • Freedom floaters and the Loop Current.
  • An educational detour.
  • Nelson Eddy strikes. Freedom's price.
  • Floaters and sinkers.
  • Follow the shark.
  • Mystery of Barnacle Bill.
  • Dead don't stay down.
  • I lose my sea legs.
  • 6
  • Admiral of the Floating World
  • 118
  • Far-flung flotsam in the Mediterranean catch basin.
  • Dance class and lifelong love.
  • Awakening to Columbus.
  • How sea beans conquered the sea.
  • First flotsamologist.
  • Azores dumping ground.
  • Messengers from "Cathay."
  • Invasion of the Finnmen.
  • Reading the waters, not the maps.
  • Phantom islands.
  • Cross Creek's floating archipelago.
  • Columbus's message in a barrel.
Control code
ocn232978045
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 286 pages
Isbn
9780061558412
Lccn
2008038805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
551.462 EB17 ; P ; XX-N ; R0907BT2 ; Rev.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 232978045
  • (Sirsi) 232978045
  • (OCoLC)232978045
Label
Flotsametrics and the floating world : how one man's obsession with runaway sneakers and rubber ducks revolutionized ocean science, Curtis Ebbesmeyer and Eric Scigliano
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Escaping the draft and working for Big Oil.
  • 7
  • Borne on a Black Current
  • 138
  • Ancient volcanic emigrants.
  • Mighty Kuroshio sweeps them away.
  • Asian infusions in America.
  • Castaways from the hermit shogunate.
  • Ranald MacDonald's bold mission to Japan.
  • Wrecked junks at Malarrimo.
  • American Coastal Pathway.
  • Hearing the oceanographic call.
  • 8
  • Great Conveyor
  • 152
  • Ban beans, brick beads, and buoyant urns.
  • One mystery leads to another.
  • Forgotten gyres, rediscovered and renamed.
  • Amos Wood follows the fishing floats.
  • Buzzy's board rounds the gyre.
  • Tracking water by standing still.
  • Orbital periods.
  • A boost from John D. Rockefeller.
  • Handoffs between gyres.
  • Wheels within watery wheels.
  • Global conveyor belt.
  • 9
  • Ashes to Ashes, Life from the Sea
  • 171
  • Akira and Keiko, apart but inseparable.
  • A young planet covered in floating rock.
  • Pumice as primordial incubator.
  • Akira and I broach our new theory of life's beginnings.
  • A mentor with a holistic approach to the sea.
  • Akira's end.
  • A farewell feast.
  • We flush Keiko out to sea.
  • My parents join Akira and Keiko in the Turtle Gyre.
  • 10
  • Junk Beach and Garbage Patch
  • 186
  • Growing official and corporate indifference to marine environmental threats.
  • Deaf ears and cold shoulders.
  • Frustration and early retirement.
  • An aquatic snark hunt.
  • How a garbage patch forms: Hadley cells and reverse hurricanes.
  • Huxley and Mann on Rubber Beach.
  • St. Paul's suffering fur seals.
  • Collector beaches.
  • Hawaiian convergence.
  • How the islanders used the currents.
  • We reach Junk Beach.
  • Cleanups, pileups, and an unending washup.
  • Charlie Moore's war on marine dumping.
  • Turtle beach and plastic sea.
  • Deadheads and Trident subs.
  • 11
  • Synthetic Sea
  • 208
  • Plastic, born in mimicry.
  • Pool balls and piano keys: seeking an ivory substitute.
  • Plastic-packed albatrosses.
  • Molecular mimicry.
  • Endocrine disruptors and feminization.
  • Nurdles sponge up greasy pollutants.
  • Petroleum, plastic, lead, and mercury: which is worse?
  • Eulerian and Lagrangian viewpoints.
  • Rat poison canisters at the Fun Fair.
  • 12
  • Music of the Gyres
  • 222
  • Gyre orbits add up.
  • Oceanic octaves, a global harmonic series.
  • Melting the Arctic and speeding the gyres.
  • Farewell, fundamental tone.
  • Finding hope.
  • Appendix A
  • Water bodies as granular and dynamic.
  • Urban Legends of the Sea
  • 229
  • Appendix B
  • A Million Drifting Messages
  • 233
  • Appendix C
  • Oceanic Gyres
  • 235
  • Appendix D
  • Ocean Memory
  • Dabob Bay as oceanic microcosm.
  • 236
  • Appendix E
  • Harmonics of the Gyres
  • 238
  • 2
  • 1
  • Oil and Icebergs
  • 18
  • Jim Ingraham creates the Ocean Surface Current Simulator.
  • UW gang fans out.
  • Mobil Oil's first oceanographer.
  • Conspiring to make Big Oil prepare for big waves.
  • Cliff Barnes's war with icebergs and U-boats.
  • Riders on the icy sea.
  • Life on ice islands.
  • North Sea perils.
  • Chasing Water
  • Goodbye, Dallas; hello, Seattle.
  • Knocking on doors.
  • Sewage grease balls and a devil's staircase.
  • Akira Okubo, master of swarm mathematics.
  • Daredevil drift reading on the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
  • Chasing snarks with the Russians.
  • An ocean full of eddies.
  • 3
  • Messages in Bottles
  • 45
  • 1
  • My father's many illnesses.
  • Our family is reunited in Seattle.
  • Oil bust and near bankruptcy.
  • Chasing the Gulf Stream's frontal eddies.
  • Frustrations of environmental consulting.
  • Low-tech drift sticks on Port Ludlow.
  • Vikings release the first ocean drifters and find new harbors.
  • Yasuyori's wave-borne verse.
  • Science of determinate drifters and the mystique of message bottles.
  • Edgar Allan Poe, oceanographic seer.
  • Shoe drops and a quest begins.
  • Guinness rules the waves.
  • Czar's bottle.
  • Gospel bombs and bottled salvation.
  • I dedicate myself to drifters.
  • 4
  • Eureka, a Sneaker!
  • 70
  • Great Sneaker Spill.
  • Shippers stonewall, but Nike shares its secrets.
  • Joy of beachcombing.
  • Growing up near the sea but not on it.
  • OSCURS predicts the sneakers' path.
  • Another spill: beavers, frogs, turtles, and ducks.
  • Ducky mania.
  • OSCURS aces another blind test.
  • Tub toys round the Aleut Gyre.
  • Pacific Pathways comes to Sitka.
  • Oceanic wheels within wheels.
  • An epic freedom drifter.
  • Hockey gloves outrace sneakers.
  • Wind and waves sort left from right.
  • Chocolate and ducklings, Flotsam and Jetsam.
  • Why nature is two-sided.
  • 5
  • Coffins, Castaways, and Cadavers
  • 94
  • Four right feet.
  • Float-away corpse.
  • Ignoring the oil-spill omens.
  • Dad's passing and the Beachcombers' Alert.
  • Isis, Osiris, Moses, and Genghis.
  • Freedom floaters and the Loop Current.
  • An educational detour.
  • Nelson Eddy strikes. Freedom's price.
  • Floaters and sinkers.
  • Follow the shark.
  • Mystery of Barnacle Bill.
  • Dead don't stay down.
  • I lose my sea legs.
  • 6
  • Admiral of the Floating World
  • 118
  • Far-flung flotsam in the Mediterranean catch basin.
  • Dance class and lifelong love.
  • Awakening to Columbus.
  • How sea beans conquered the sea.
  • First flotsamologist.
  • Azores dumping ground.
  • Messengers from "Cathay."
  • Invasion of the Finnmen.
  • Reading the waters, not the maps.
  • Phantom islands.
  • Cross Creek's floating archipelago.
  • Columbus's message in a barrel.
Control code
ocn232978045
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 286 pages
Isbn
9780061558412
Lccn
2008038805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
551.462 EB17 ; P ; XX-N ; R0907BT2 ; Rev.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 232978045
  • (Sirsi) 232978045
  • (OCoLC)232978045

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