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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, (electronic 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, (electronic resource)

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
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
Creator
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
380865
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
551.46/2
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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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, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=3968563F-D962-4182-BFFD-0EEF9E2B4EAC
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [381]-384)
Color
multicolored
Contents
Going overboard -- The first chase -- The second chase -- The third chase -- The fourth chase -- The fifth chase -- The last chase, part one -- The last chase, part two
Control code
ocn759841585
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (402 p.)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101467626
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Other physical details
map.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
3968563F-D962-4182-BFFD-0EEF9E2B4EAC
System control number
(OCoLC)759841585
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, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=3968563F-D962-4182-BFFD-0EEF9E2B4EAC
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [381]-384)
Color
multicolored
Contents
Going overboard -- The first chase -- The second chase -- The third chase -- The fourth chase -- The fifth chase -- The last chase, part one -- The last chase, part two
Control code
ocn759841585
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (402 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101467626
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
map.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
3968563F-D962-4182-BFFD-0EEF9E2B4EAC
System control number
(OCoLC)759841585

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