Tracking Trash Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion

ISBN-10: 0618581316
ISBN-13: 9780618581313
Edition: 2007
List price: $18.00
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 3/26/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 64
Size: 11.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

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 (Curt"s 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 Curt"s discoveries to preserve delicate marine habitats and protect the creatures who live in them.

Loree Griffin Burns, Ph.D., did her doctoral�at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.�Ms. Burns lives in Massachusetts with her husband and children. She is�the author of Tracking Trash and The Hive Detectives.

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