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
Publish date: 2011-03-03
Publisher: Viking Adult
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Book Club
, Natural History
I began having my doubts about this book a few nights ago. I thought that this really was going to be about these bath toys that went overboard, but honestly, I'm not sure what was going on with this book. There were so many tiny fonted words so tightly packed together in modestly spaced sentences...
Plastic Duckie, You’re the one. Well, one of 28,800 anyway.Donovan Hohn begins his tale with an accident at sea. A container ship, in the face of fifty-foot waves, rolls sufficiently to dump more than a few containers, those box-car sized giant legos that we use to transport stuff from here to there...
I never could get all the way through Moby Dick. Maybe I'll have better luck with Moby Duck.
I thought this was delightful. But I like science, and I like quirky. The author is a journalist and a teacher, so he is good with words. Like Moby-Dick, this book is a little of everything - travelogue, scientific investigation, history, sociology, ecology, sea adventure, humor, and the story of an...
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