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Flotsametrics and the Floating World

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Ebbesmeyers goal is noble and fresh: to show how the flow of ocean debris around the world reveals the music of the worlds oceans.... Weiterlesen
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Ebbesmeyers goal is noble and fresh: to show how the flow of ocean debris around the world reveals the music of the worlds oceans.New York Times Book ReviewThrough the fascinating stories of flotsam, one of the Earths greatest secrets is revealed. In Flotsametrics and the Floating World, maverick scientist Curtis Ebbesmeyer details how his obsession with floating garbagefrom rubber ducks to discarded Nike sneakershelped to revolutionize ocean science. Scientist and environmentalist David Suzuki, host of CBC TVs 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.

Autorentext

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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"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.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Flotsametrics and the Floating World
Untertitel: How One Man’s Obsession with Runaway Sneakers and Rubber Ducks Revolutionized Ocean Science
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EAN: 9780061971150
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Hersteller: HarperCollins
Genre: Naturwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 304
Veröffentlichung: 06.10.2009