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The Resource Plastic ocean : how a sea captain's chance discovery launched a quest to save the oceans, Capt. Charles Moore with Cassandra Phillips

Plastic ocean : how a sea captain's chance discovery launched a quest to save the oceans, Capt. Charles Moore with Cassandra Phillips

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Plastic ocean : how a sea captain's chance discovery launched a quest to save the oceans
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Plastic ocean
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how a sea captain's chance discovery launched a quest to save the oceans
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Capt. Charles Moore with Cassandra Phillips
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eng
Summary
In the summer of 1997, Charles Moore set sail from Honolulu for California after competing in a trans-Pacific race. When he and his crew took a shortcut through the seldom-traversed North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, a vast oceanic "desert" where winds are slack, Moore realized his ship was skimming through a plastic soup. He had stumbled upon the largest garbage dump on the planet, soon to be dubbed the Great Pacific Garbage Patch--where plastic outweighs zooplankton, the ocean's food base, by six to one. Here, Moore recounts his ominous findings and unveils the secret life and hidden properties of plastics. Moore includes us in his maritime exploits as he collects samples throughout the oceans, and in his struggle to get the world's attention about the oceans' plight. He describes how plastics gradually emerged as a planetary menace--not just litter, but a potent threat to the ocean environment, and thus to life on earth.--From publisher description
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Title
Plastic ocean
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Documents the author's 1997 short-cut voyage through the seldom-traversed North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, where he discovered the planet's largest garbage dump and resolved to raise awareness about the toxic impact of plastic waste in the world's oceans
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10016665
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
333.95
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GC1085
LC item number
.M67 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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how a sea captain's chance discovery launched a determined quest to save the oceans
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how a sea captain's chance discovery launched a determined quest to save the oceans
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Charles Moore, Cassandra Phillips
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Plastic ocean
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how a sea captains chance discovery launched a determined quest to save the oceans
Plastic ocean : how a sea captain's chance discovery launched a quest to save the oceans, Capt. Charles Moore with Cassandra Phillips
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Plastic ocean : how a sea captain's chance discovery launched a quest to save the oceans, Capt. Charles Moore with Cassandra Phillips
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A plastic soup -- Synthetic evolution -- Surfing the learning curve -- Swept away : the oceans as global dumpster -- The plastic sea around us -- The invention of throwaway living -- Harm -- The plastic age -- Gonzo science -- The message finds its medium -- Net losses -- Indigestible -- Bad chemistry -- Debris forensics -- Erasing our plastic footprint -- Refuse
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ocn666239889
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Extent
x, 358 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781583334249
Lccn
2011034559
Other physical details
col. ill.

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