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

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

Label
Plastic ocean : how a sea captain's chance discovery launched a determined quest to save the oceans
Title
Plastic ocean
Title remainder
how a sea captain's chance discovery launched a determined quest to save the oceans
Statement of responsibility
Charles Moore with Cassandra Phillips
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
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
Cataloging source
DLC
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1947-
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Moore, Charles
Dewey number
363.738
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GC1085
LC item number
.M67 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Phillips, Cassandra
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Waste disposal in the ocean
  • Ships
  • Plastic marine debris
  • Marine pollution
  • Plastic scrap
  • Marine pollution
  • Marine pollution
Label
Plastic ocean : how a sea captain's chance discovery launched a determined quest to save the oceans, Charles Moore with Cassandra Phillips
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and webography (p. [343]-350) 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
Control code
ocn666239889
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 358 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781583334249
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011034559
Other physical details
col. ill., col. maps
System control number
(OCoLC)666239889
Label
Plastic ocean : how a sea captain's chance discovery launched a determined quest to save the oceans, Charles Moore with Cassandra Phillips
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and webography (p. [343]-350) 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
Control code
ocn666239889
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 358 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781583334249
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011034559
Other physical details
col. ill., col. maps
System control number
(OCoLC)666239889

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