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Plastiki: Across the Pacific: An Adventure to Save Our Oceansby David De Rothschild
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Explorer, global green leader, and eco-TV host David de Rothschild recounts the extraordinary journey of the Plastiki, an innovative and mostly untested sixty-foot catamaran that floats on 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles. It was a voyage that took de Rothschild and a five-person crew 10,000 miles from the U.S. to Australia, sailing through rarely traveled, dangerous waters, risking their lives to call attention to our fragile oceans. Their exploration included urgent study of ocean pollution, island nations threatened by rising seas, damaged coral reefs, and the acidifying ocean itselfand their discoveries are a call to action. Packed with exciting narrative, images, maps, journal entries, plans, and sketches, this is the only firsthand account of what may be the most important adventure of our time.
Book News Annotation:
This colorful volume traces the voyage of the Plastiki, a catamaran made of 12,500 used plastic bottles, as it sailed across the Pacific in 2010 in a bid to raise awareness of pollution and the environmental destruction of the world's oceans. Written by environmentalist adventurer and heir to the Rothschild fortune, David de Rothschild, this volume tells the story of this voyage to raise international awareness, and includes a readable mix of first person narrative, scientific information about environmental issues and sustainability and beautiful color photographs. The work includes numerous sidebars and special sections that highlight the environmental work of crew members, specific ecological threats and features of the unique sailing craft. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
David de Rothschild is the founder of Adventure Ecology, an organization that harnesses the power of dreams and adventures to urge us to move toward a smarter and more sustainable way of living. In 2006, de Rothschild spent over 100 days crossing the Arctic, becoming the youngest British person to reach both geographical poles. He has been named a National Geographic Society Emerging Explorer, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and a UN Environment Programme Climate Hero. He lives in Los Angeles.
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