Washed Up: The Curious Journeys of Flotsam and Jetsam

Washed Up: The Curious Journeys of Flotsam and Jetsam

by Skye Moody
     
 

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Where does it all come from? From tennis shoes, gold doubloons, and rubber ducks to ambergris, seedpods, and dead whales, the ocean gives up many curious prizes. In Washed Up, author Skye Moody walks the coast, dons her wet suit, and heads out to sea to understand the mysterious debris that accrues along the tide line. She finds advanced military technology

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Where does it all come from? From tennis shoes, gold doubloons, and rubber ducks to ambergris, seedpods, and dead whales, the ocean gives up many curious prizes. In Washed Up, author Skye Moody walks the coast, dons her wet suit, and heads out to sea to understand the mysterious debris that accrues along the tide line. She finds advanced military technology applied to locating buried Rolexes, hardcore competitive beachcombing conventions, isolated beach communities, and learns about the Pacific Garbage Patch, a 200-mile swirl of current that holds everything from car parts to basketballs to kilos of heroin. Like the best walks down the beach, Washed Up pauses for shiny objects and colorful people and gives inspiration to both budding and seasoned treasure hunters.

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Washed Up knocked me out. Informative, funny, intimate and beautifully written. I'll never walk a beach again without thinking about hermaphroditic barnicles, the truth behind the mystery of purple sea glass, and the fact that ambergris is incredibly exp

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570617386
Publisher:
Sasquatch Books
Publication date:
08/03/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
2 MB

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