Tuck's Reviews > Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion

Tracking Trash by Loree Griffin Burns
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Oct 17, 11

bookshelves: natural-history
Read in October, 2011

nice kid's version of 2 adult titles that i really enjoyed, "Moby-duck" Moby-Duck  The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them by Donovan Hohn and "Flotsametrics" Flotsametrics and the Floating World  How One Man's Obsession with Runaway Sneakers and Rubber Ducks Revolutionized Ocean Science by Curtis Ebbesmeyer and one i haven't read, yet, "Washed up" Washed Up  The Curious Journeys of Flotsam and Jetsam by Skye Moody

i would guess this is for learners age 10-14. has good text, lots of color pics and maps. all about ocean currents, human garbage that floats (plastics and nets mostly) and where it floats to (up, down, side to side etc), how that affects nature and what a person can do about it (stop using plastic for a start, go to the farmers market instead etc :))
this book is from the series called "Scientists in the Field" which is jsut a great great young folks series of books, highly recommended.
Kakapo Rescue  Saving the World's Strangest Parrot (Scientists in the Field Series) by Sy Montgomery

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