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The Resource Moby-duck : the true story of 28,800 bath toys lost at sea, and of the beachcombers, oceanographers, environmentalists, and fools-- including the author-- who went in search of them, Donovan Hohn

Moby-duck : the true story of 28,800 bath toys lost at sea, and of the beachcombers, oceanographers, environmentalists, and fools-- including the author-- who went in search of them, Donovan Hohn

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Moby-duck : the true story of 28,800 bath toys lost at sea, and of the beachcombers, oceanographers, environmentalists, and fools-- including the author-- who went in search of them
Title
Moby-duck
Title remainder
the true story of 28,800 bath toys lost at sea, and of the beachcombers, oceanographers, environmentalists, and fools-- including the author-- who went in search of them
Statement of responsibility
Donovan Hohn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When the author heard of the mysterious loss of thousands of bath toys at sea, he figured he would interview a few oceanographers, talk to a few beachcombers, and read up on Arctic science and geography. But questions can be like ocean currents: wade in too far, and they carry you away. His accidental odyssey pulls him into the secretive world of shipping conglomerates, the daring work of Arctic researchers, the lunatic risks of maverick sailors, and the shadowy world of Chinese toy factories. This work is a journey into the heart of the sea and an adventure through science, myth, the global economy, and some of the worst weather imaginable. With each new discovery, he learns of another loose thread, and with each successive chase, he comes closer to understanding where his castaway quarry comes from and where it goes
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hohn, Donovan
Dewey number
551.46/2
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
GC231.2
LC item number
.H65 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ocean currents
  • Marine debris
  • Plastic toys
  • Hohn, Donovan
Target audience
adult
Label
Moby-duck : the true story of 28,800 bath toys lost at sea, and of the beachcombers, oceanographers, environmentalists, and fools-- including the author-- who went in search of them, Donovan Hohn
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [381]-402)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn650211159
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
402 pages
Isbn
9780670022199
Lccn
2010033608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
551.462 H686 ; XX-N ; Loaded for NextReads newsletter ; HMH ; NX1102B1.
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 650211159
  • (OCoLC)650211159
Label
Moby-duck : the true story of 28,800 bath toys lost at sea, and of the beachcombers, oceanographers, environmentalists, and fools-- including the author-- who went in search of them, Donovan Hohn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [381]-402)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn650211159
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
402 pages
Isbn
9780670022199
Lccn
2010033608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
551.462 H686 ; XX-N ; Loaded for NextReads newsletter ; HMH ; NX1102B1.
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 650211159
  • (OCoLC)650211159

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