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Donovan Hohn, a former editor at GQ and Harper's Magazine, is the author of Moby-Duck and the recipient of an NEA Fellowship, a Knight-Wallace Fellowship, and a Whiting Writer's Award. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Very interesting through most of the book, until it bogged down in th Artic Circle. Published 10 years ago, most of what was being noted is still true - there are garbage patches in the oceans, there is global warming and the ocean currents are in general stable, but we're still learning about them.
 
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nancynova | Hi ha 30 ressenyes més | Dec 17, 2021 |
A mad sort of book written after a American teacher discovers that a container spill at sea deposits 28,800 plastic bath toys at sea.

This book documents his trail of the bath toys, and takes him to the factory that made them, a trip across the Pacific on a container ship and across the northwest passage in search of them.
 
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PDCRead | Hi ha 30 ressenyes més | Apr 6, 2020 |
Fascinating subject matter, but elaborately overwritten. The author could not resist a single artistic flourish, whether it helped tell the story or not. It meandered all over so many subjects that it became a bore.
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pdill8 | Hi ha 30 ressenyes més | Dec 13, 2019 |
3.75 stars for this one!

It's a bit too long and wordy (75 pages less would be about right). But meandering as it does through culture, toymaking, weather-vs-climate, polar ice, environmentalism, ocean currents, transoceanic shipping and childrens toys, this is a fascinating look at one of those great universal stories: 28800 plastic bath toys are lost at sea during shipping between China and Seattle, and then wash up on beaches for the next couple of decades.

It's a nicely explored book, well researched and well told. I learned a lot more than I thought I would, though there were also sections when I could loosely skim 15 or 20 pages and not care about what I missed.

Hohn is at his best when describing people and objects; he's really witty and fun. This makes the meandering worthwhile.
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patl | Hi ha 30 ressenyes més | Feb 18, 2019 |

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