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Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion (07 Edition)

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A vast amount  of plastic waste - twice the size of the United States - is floating in the Pacific Ocean.  Welcome to the Great Pacific Garbage Path: the Plastic Soup.  Plastic is an incredible material we can't do without, but it also creates the biggest pollution problem imaginable.  This is something Jesse Goossens discovers during her travels and conversations across the United States and Europe.  Her blogs and interviews are shocking, fascinating and dismaying.  In this full-color book, she uncovers the effects of plastic waste on our health and on the environment, not only in the Pacific Ocean, but everywhere on earth.

Synopsis:

Aided by an army of beachcombers, oceanographer Dr. Curtis Ebbesmeyer tracks trash in the name of science. From sneakers to hockey gloves, Curt monitors the watery fate of human-made cargo that has spilled into the ocean. The information he collects is much more than casual news; it is important scientific data. And with careful analysis, Curt, along with a community of scientists, friends, and beachcombers alike, is using his data to understand and protect our ocean.

In engaging text and unforgettable images, readers meet the woman who started it all (Curts mother!), the computer program that makes sense of his data (nicknamed OSCURS), and several scientists, both on land and on the sea, who are using Curts discoveries to preserve delicate marine habitats and protect the creatures who live in them. A Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book for Nonfiction.

About the Author

Peter Lourie is an author and photographer. He has published more than twenty books for young readers. He lives with his family in Vermont.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618581313
Subtitle:
Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion
Author:
Burns, Loree Griffin
Author:
Griffin Burns, Loree
Author:
Lourie, Peter
Author:
Goossens, Jesse
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Ocean currents
Subject:
Marine debris.
Subject:
General Juvenile Nonfiction
Subject:
Science & Nature - Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Science & Nature - Environmental Science & Eco Logy
Subject:
Science & Nature - Earth Sciences - Water (Oceans, Lakes, Et
Subject:
Pollution
Subject:
Water (oceans, lakes, etc.)
Subject:
Animals - Marine Life
Subject:
Oceans & Seas
Subject:
Childrens Science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Scientists in the Field Series
Publication Date:
March 2007
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-Color Photographs Throughout
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9 x 11 in 1 lb
Age Level:
10-12

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"Synopsis" by , Aided by an army of beachcombers, oceanographer Dr. Curtis Ebbesmeyer tracks trash in the name of science. From sneakers to hockey gloves, Curt monitors the watery fate of human-made cargo that has spilled into the ocean. The information he collects is much more than casual news; it is important scientific data. And with careful analysis, Curt, along with a community of scientists, friends, and beachcombers alike, is using his data to understand and protect our ocean.

In engaging text and unforgettable images, readers meet the woman who started it all (Curts mother!), the computer program that makes sense of his data (nicknamed OSCURS), and several scientists, both on land and on the sea, who are using Curts discoveries to preserve delicate marine habitats and protect the creatures who live in them. A Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book for Nonfiction.

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