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The Resource 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, Donovan Hohn

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, Donovan Hohn

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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
Title
Moby-duck
Title remainder
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
Statement of responsibility
Donovan Hohn
Title variation
Moby duck
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When the author heard of the mysterious loss of thousands of bath toys at sea, he figured he would interview a few oceanographers, talk to a few beachcombers, and read up on Arctic science and geography. But questions can be like ocean currents: wade in too far, and they carry you away. His accidental odyssey pulls him into the secretive world of shipping conglomerates, the daring work of Arctic researchers, the lunatic risks of maverick sailors, and the shadowy world of Chinese toy factories. This work is a journey into the heart of the sea and an adventure through science, myth, the global economy, and some of the worst weather imaginable. With each new discovery, he learns of another loose thread, and with each successive chase, he comes closer to understanding where his castaway quarry comes from and where it goes
Summary
A journalist recounts his investigation into the mysterious loss of thousands of bath toys in the ocean, a whimsical journey that pulled him into the worlds of shipping conglomerates, Arctic researchers, maverick sailors, and Chinese toy-factory workers
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2011.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2011
Biography type
contains biographical information
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380865
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
551.462
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an accidental odyssey : 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
Label
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, Donovan Hohn
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [381]-384)
Control code
650211159
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
402 p.
Isbn
9780670022199
Lccn
2010033608
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)650211159
Label
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, Donovan Hohn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [381]-384)
Control code
650211159
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
402 p.
Isbn
9780670022199
Lccn
2010033608
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)650211159

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