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Flotsametrics and the Floating World Ebbesmeyer s goal is noble and fresh to show how the flow of ocean debris around the world reveals the music of the world s oceans New York Times Book Review Through the fascinating stories of flotsam, one of the Earth s greatest secrets is revealed In Flotsametrics and the Floating World, maverick scientist Curtis Ebbesmeyer details how his obsession with floating garbage from rubber ducks to discarded Nike sneakers helped to revolutionize ocean science Scientist and environmentalist David Suzuki, host of CBC TV s The Nature of Things, calls Flotsametrics and the Floating World Science and storytelling at its very best A very enjoyable, if at times dark, book Nature , it is must reading for anyone interested in Oceanography, Environmental Science, and the way our world works. Best Read [ Flotsametrics and the Floating World ] By [ Curtis Ebbesmeyer ] – grisedalelodge.co.uk

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  1. author Ebbesmeyer is and indie scientist, which is pretty hard to do, and concentrates on the the flotsam and jetsam found around oceans to try and figure out currents, climate, pollution, etc He is sort of a controversial character, but writes a pretty good book and also has a newsletter about for beachcombers He is integral to book Moby Duck ...

  2. This book is a fascinating mishmosh of personal narrative, oceanic lore, hard science and various notes on beachcombing, sneaker waterfalls that is inaccurate, but it s what came to mind and maybe will make youcurious to read the book the history of plastic, etc Some of the stuff about ocean currents was a little hard for me to grasp and I wish I had a person nearby who could explain it, because it seemed important and interesting I highly recommend this book if you are curious about This book is a fascinating mishmosh of personal narrative, oceanic lore, hard science and various notes on beachcombing, sneaker waterfalls that is inaccurate, but it s what came to mind and maybe will make youcurious to read the book the history of plastic, etc Some of the stuff about ocean currents was a little hard for me to grasp and I wish I had a person nearby who could explain it, because it seemed important and int...

  3. At first, I thought this book was a simple if very interesting accounting of Curtis Ebbesmeyer s career in oceanography Ebbesmeyer has done some very interesting studies of holistic ocean currents When a ship loses a buoyant cargo, such as a few thousand Nike sneakers or highly distinctive bath toys, Ebbesmeyer has beachcombers contact him with the details of where the cargo washes up Using this serendipitous data, he has made some very useful observations about ocean flow and specifically At first, I thought this book was a simple if very interesting accounting of Curtis Ebbesmeyer s career in oceanography Ebbesmeyer has done some very interesting studies of holistic ocean currents When a ship loses a buoyant cargo, such as a few...

  4. I always enjoy books written by passionate, obsessed science geeks This is not a particularly linear book, but wow, it s interesting It does point out in depressing detail just how badly we ve screwed ourselves with plastics I knew about part of the plastic problem in the oceans from reading the magnificent books of Carl Safina, but I didn t know that there are places in the ocean where look alike particles of plastic outnumber plankton 50 to 1 Makes it hard to get a decent meal, if plankton I always enjoy books written by passionate, obsessed science geeks This is not a particularly linear book, but wow, it s interesting It does point out in depressing detail just how badly we ve screwed ourselves with plastics I knew about part of ...

  5. I liked this, but it wasn t what I expected.It s mostly an autobiography A lot of personal info I really didn t care about that.Secondly it is pretty hard science That may sound weird, but everything about this book makes it sound VERY pop sciencey and I would say it s a few stepsserious than that I wanted a pop science book about rubber duckies This was still good, and incredibly interesting but there were some SLOOOOOOOW sections With graphs.Even with all the science, I don t feel I liked this, but it wasn t what I expected.It s mostly an autobiography A lot of personal info I really didn t care about that.Secondly it is pretty hard science That may sound weird,...

  6. NPR Science Fridayvery informative and FUN

  7. According to Curtis Ebbesmeyer, Objects have been falling into the sea and washing up on the shores since the dawn of navigation for billions of years, if you count driftwood, volcanic pumice, and all the other natural materials that float upon the waves Ordinarily, flotsam is soon lost to human memory though not, as we shall see, to the ocean s memory This pretty much sums up what Flotsametrics and the Floating World is about Throughout the book, Ebbesmeyer tracks various flotsam, some of According to Curtis Ebbesmeyer, Objects have been falling into the sea and washing up on the shores since the dawn of navigation for billions of years, if you count driftwood, volcanic pumice, and all the other nat...

  8. this is the 2009 predecessor work to thewidely read 2011 Moby Duck, about 29,000 plastic bath toys lost off a cargo ship in a storm at sea and how oceanographers tracked them, plus additional material about ocean currents another accident sneakers and a little about some of the personalities Ebbesmeyer I guess just had a weaker marketing team or possibly there s something to some claims on this entry that his writing is just a tad weaker it s nearly the same exact book, but for some this is the 2009 predecessor work to thewidely read 2011 Moby Duck, about 29,000 plastic bath toys lost off a cargo ship in a storm at sea and how oceanographers tracked them, plus additional material about ocean currents another accident sneakers and a little about some of the personalities Ebbesmeyer I guess just had a weaker marketing team or possibly there s something to some claims on this entry that his writing is just a tad weaker it s nearly the same exact book, but for some reason Hahn got the awards and the sales.second random comment about the book is that it s said every human being has one book inside of them, and Ebbesmeyer may be cast in precise point, as he mentions he s retiring, 61, and ...

  9. It s an account of the career of Curtis Ebbesmeyer and it is an interesting introduction to ocean science Perhaps the most surprising aspect of it is that Ebbesmeyer revives a lot of research on floating objects from earlier maritime eras The 1800s were years when many people used floating bottles and other ob...

  10. Wow, so many things about the natural world that I had no idea about This is a fascinating book about the forces that make the oceans move, layer by layer, mile by mile and the flotsam and jetsom that move with the currents and gyres and snarks and floating islands Ebbesmeyer discusses everything from the...