Tracking Trash

Tracking Trash

Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion

Book - 2007
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Describes the work of a man who tracks trash as it travels great distances by way of ocean currents.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2007
ISBN: 9780618581313
0618581316
Branch Call Number: J 551.462 B937T
Characteristics: 56 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 24 x 29 cm

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If a cargo container of shoes falls off a ship, how long will it take them to float ashore? And where will they land? Will they get trapped in the floating Eastern Garbage Patch that’s the size of Alaska? Will they get caught in a ghost net?

JCLLouisaWS Feb 23, 2013

Super geekily enjoyable. Burns does a wonderful job using the floating adventures of Nikes and bathtub toys lost overboard to explain ocean currents, modern shipping, and the impact of trash on the environment.

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Jul 07, 2008

While published for children, Tracking Trash is definitely readable by all, and is especially poignant for anyone who would like to think that trash/litter just eventually disappears. The discovery of a floating garbage dump in the ocean the size of Alaska attests to the contrary. A few years ago I had a sudden realization myself at how dependent we are on plastics. Look around you right now: What isn't made of plastic? It's astounding. Two facts that will stick with me: No organism on earth can digest plastic, and plastic doesn't naturally break down into anything ? except smaller pieces of plastic.

This book inspired me to go green in several ways, including putting a stop to purchasing bottled water.

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