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Tracking Trash

Flotsam, Jetsam, And The Science Of Ocean Motion

By Loree Griffin Burns

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. A Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book for Nonfiction.

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Publish Date

2007

ISBN

9780618581313


Format: Book
Author: Burns, Loree Griffin
Summary: Describes the work of a man who tracks trash as it travels great distances by way of ocean currents.
Title: Tracking trash : flotsam, jetsam, and the science of ocean motion / Loree Griffin Burns.
Publisher Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
Subject: Ocean currents -- Juvenile literature. Marine debris -- Juvenile literature. Marine pollution -- Juvenile literature.
Isbn: 9780618581313 (uncorrected proof) 0618581316 (uncorrected proof)
Current Holds: 2
System Items Available: 0
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 551.462 Bur
Oclc: 175301684
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Bib Id: 291791

Format: Book
Author: Burns, Loree Griffin
Summary: Describes the work of a man who tracks trash as it travels great distances by way of ocean currents.
Title: Tracking trash : flotsam, jetsam, and the science of ocean motion / Loree Griffin Burns.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
Description: 56 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 24 x 29 cm.
Series: Scientists in the field
Series: Scientists in the field
Subjects: Ocean currents -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Marine debris -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Marine pollution -- Juvenile literature.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 56) and index.
Contents: A spill of opportunity -- Longitude and latitude -- The science of ocean motion -- Waves, tides, currents, and gyres -- Another day, another spill -- Current events -- The garbage patch -- What you can do -- Monster debris.
LCCN: 2006011534
ISBN: 9780618581313 (uncorrected proof)
ISBN: 0618581316 (uncorrected proof)
Requests: 2
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 551.462 Bur