• Science

Moby-Duck

The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea & of the Beachcombers, Oceanograp hers, Environmentalists & Fools Including the Author Who Went in Search of Them
Author: Donovan Hohn
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110147596X
Category: Science
Page: 416
View: 7412
Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year A revelatory tale of science, adventure, and modern myth. When the writer Donovan Hohn heard of the mysterious loss of thousands of bath toys at sea, he figured he would interview a few oceanographers, talk to a few beachcombers, and read up on Arctic science and geography. But questions can be like ocean currents: wade in too far, and they carry you away. Hohn's accidental odyssey pulls him into the secretive world of shipping conglomerates, the daring work of Arctic researchers, the lunatic risks of maverick sailors, and the shadowy world of Chinese toy factories. Moby-Duck is a journey into the heart of the sea and an adventure through science, myth, the global economy, and some of the worst weather imaginable. With each new discovery, Hohn learns of another loose thread, and with each successive chase, he comes closer to understanding where his castaway quarry comes from and where it goes. In the grand tradition of Tony Horwitz and David Quammen, Moby-Duck is a compulsively readable narrative of whimsy and curiosity.

    • Science

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
Author: Donovan Hohn
Publisher: Scribe Publications
ISBN: 192194210X
Category: Science
Page: 416
View: 1124
A revelatory tale of science, adventure, and modern myth When the writer Donovan Hohn heard of the mysterious loss of thousands of bath toys at sea, he figured he would interview a few oceanographers, talk to a few beachcombers, and read up on Arctic science and geography. But questions can be like ocean currents: wade in too far, and they carry you away. Hohn’s accidental odyssey pulls him into the secretive dealings of shipping conglomerates, the daring work of Arctic researchers, the lunatic risks of maverick sailors, and the shadowy world of Chinese toy factories. Moby-Duck is a journey into the heart of the sea and an adventure through science, myth, the global economy, and some of the worst weather imaginable. With each new discovery, Hohn learns of another loose thread, and with each successive chase, he comes closer to understanding where his castaway quarry comes from and where it goes. In the grand tradition of Tony Horwitz and David Quammen, Moby-Duck is a compulsively readable narrative of whimsy and curiosity.

    • Travel

Moby-Duck

The True Story of 28,800 bath Toys Lost at Sea
Author: Donovan Hohn
Publisher: Union Books
ISBN: 1908526033
Category: Travel
Page: 416
View: 2756
DIV When Donovan Hohn first heard the remarkable story of how 28,904 bath toys spilled into the Pacific en route to the US from China and have been washing up along beaches throughout the world ever since, he decided to find out more and assumed he would interview a few oceanographers, talk to some beachcombers and read up on Arctic science and geography. ‘But questions can be like ocean currents: wade in too far, and they carry you away.’ Setting out on a series of journeys to track the renegade rubber ducks, Moby-Duck is an adventure into the heart of the sea through science, myth, the global economy and some of the worst weather imaginable, and the riveting story of an accidental odyssey which pulled Hohn into the secretive world of shipping conglomerates, the daring terrain of Arctic researchers, the lunatic risks of maverick sailors, and the shadowy domain of Chinese toy factories. With each new discovery, Hohn learns of another loose thread, and with each successive chase he comes closer to understanding where his castaway quarry comes from (and where it is heading…). In the grand tradition of Tony Horwitz and David Quammen, Moby-Duck is a compulsively readable narrative of whimsy and curiosity for anyone who is interested in obsession, travel, plastic, and that great American novel, Moby-Dick. /div

    • Science

Flotsametrics and the Floating World

How One Man’s Obsession with Runaway Sneakers and Rubber Ducks Revolutionized Ocean Science
Author: Curtis Ebbesmeyer,Eric Scigliano
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061971154
Category: Science
Page: 304
View: 4308
“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.

    • Fiction

Moby- Dick


Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101637714
Category: Fiction
Page: 624
View: 3876
Herman Melville's thrilling nautical adventure—a timeless allegory and an epic saga of heroic determination and conflict. At the heart of Moby-Dick is the powerful, unknowable sea—and Captain Ahab, a brooding, one-legged fanatic who has sworn vengeance on the mammoth white whale that crippled him. Narrated by Ishmael, a wayfarer who joins the crew of Ahab’s whaling ship, this is the story of that hair-raising voyage, and of the men who embraced hardship and nameless horrors as they dared to challenge God’s most dreaded creation and death itself for a chance at immortality. A novel that delves with astonishing vigor into the complex souls of men, Moby-Dick is an impassioned drama of the ultimate human struggle that the Atlantic Monthly called “the greatest of American novels.” With an Introduction by Elizabeth Renker and an Afterword by Christopher Buckley From the Paperback edition.

    • History

Why Read Moby-Dick?


Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0143123971
Category: History
Page: 131
View: 4249
The National Book Award-winning author of In the Heart of the Sea shares expert guidelines on how to read and appreciate Herman Melville's classic work, offering insight into its history, characters and themes while explaining its literary relevance in the modern world. 100,000 first printing.

    • History

In the Heart of the Sea

The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101221570
Category: History
Page: 320
View: 3524
From the author of Mayflower, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's Eye--the riveting bestseller tells the story of the true events that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick. Winner of the National Book Award, Nathaniel Philbrick's book is a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of whaling, with deep resonance in American literature and history. In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale, leaving the desperate crew to drift for more than ninety days in three tiny boats. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents and vivid details about the Nantucket whaling tradition to reveal the chilling facts of this infamous maritime disaster. In the Heart of the Sea, recently adapted into a major feature film starring Chris Hemsworth, is a book for the ages.


    • Juvenile Fiction

Ducky


Author: Eve Bunting
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547562681
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 3496
When a violent ocean storm causes a crate holding assorted plastic tub toys -- including one resilient little duck -- to wash overboard, the course of Ducky's life alters drastically. This engaging story based on a real event includes an author's note.

    • Sailors

Two Years Before the Mast

A Personal Narrative
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sailors
Page: 470
View: 8480

    • Psychology

Melville's Moby-Dick

An American Nekyia
Author: Edward F. Edinger
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780919123700
Category: Psychology
Page: 156
View: 7012
The great American novel Moby-Dick is a psychological document which, like a dream, needs interpretation and elaboration of its images for its meaning to emerge fully. The subtitle of this work underscores the correspondence between Melville's deep internal struggle and the hidden complexities within us all.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Mighty Moby


Author: Ed Young
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316318760
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
View: 2382
A Moby Dick-inspired picture book adventure unlike any you've ever seen--with a surprise ending--from Caldecott Medal-winning artist Ed Young. Deep in the dark ocean, Mighty Moby lurks. Up above the ocean waves, a one-legged captain pursues the whale he clashed with long ago. Mighty Moby and the captain are soon locked in another battle...but things aren't always what they seem. Caldecott Medalist Ed Young brings us a dynamically interactive story with a surprise twist that will have you rocking along to the waves of the ocean.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Ninja on the Farm (Scholastic Reader, Level 1: Moby Shinobi)


Author: Luke Flowers
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545945054
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 8817
In the first book in this fun Level 1 reader series, Moby Shinobi heads to the farm! Moby tries to collect eggs, gather hay, and feed the pigs, but each try ends in a funny mess. Moby wants to help Farmer Bob, but what if his ninja skills aren't right for the job? Then the cows break down the gate-can Moby use his ninja tricks to save the day before the runaway cows ruin the farm? Rhyming text and energetic full-color artwork make this the perfect book for young readers!

    • Nature

Plastic

A Toxic Love Story
Author: Susan Freinkel
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547549148
Category: Nature
Page: 336
View: 4616
“This eloquent, elegant book thoughtfully plumbs the . . . consequences of our dependence on plastics” (The Boston Globe, A Best Nonfiction Book of 2011). From pacemakers to disposable bags, plastic built the modern world. But a century into our love affair, we’re starting to realize it’s not such a healthy relationship. As journalist Susan Freinkel points out in this eye-opening book, we’re at a crisis point. Plastics draw on dwindling fossil fuels, leach harmful chemicals, litter landscapes, and destroy marine life. We’re drowning in the stuff, and we need to start making some hard choices. Freinkel tells her story through eight familiar plastic objects: a comb, a chair, a Frisbee, an IV bag, a disposable lighter, a grocery bag, a soda bottle, and a credit card. With a blend of lively anecdotes and analysis, she sifts through scientific studies and economic data, reporting from China and across the United States to assess the real impact of plastic on our lives. Her conclusion is severe, but not without hope. Plastic points the way toward a new creative partnership with the material we love, hate, and can’t seem to live without. “When you write about something so ubiquitous as plastic, you must be prepared to write in several modes, and Freinkel rises to this task. . . . She manages to render the most dull chemical reaction into vigorous, breathless sentences.” —SF Gate “Freinkel’s smart, well-written analysis of this love-hate relationship is likely to make plastic lovers take pause, plastic haters reluctantly realize its value, and all of us understand the importance of individual action, political will, and technological innovation in weaning us off our addiction to synthetics.” —Publishers Weekly “A compulsively interesting story. Buy it (with cash).” —Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature “What a great read—rigorous, smart, inspiring, and as seductive as plastic itself.” —Karim Rashid, designer

    • Fiction

Moby-Dick, Or The Whale

Volume 6, Scholarly Edition
Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810102682
Category: Fiction
Page: 1048
View: 435
The classic American novel about the doomed voyage of the Pequod in pursuit of the enigmatic white whale

    • Art

Moby-Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page


Author: Matt Kish
Publisher: Tin House Books
ISBN: 1935639145
Category: Art
Page: 600
View: 3267
A collection of illustrations inspired by lines from every single page of the 552-page Signet Classics paperback edition of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick Inspired by one of the world’s greatest novels, Ohio artist Matt Kish set out on an epic voyage of his own one day in August 2009. More than one hundred and fifty years following the original publication of Moby-Dick, Kish began illustrating Herman Melville’s classic, creating images based on text selected from every page of the 552-page Signet Classics paperback edition. Completely self-taught, Kish refused to set any boundaries for the artwork and employed a deliberately low-tech approach in response to the increasing popularity of born-digital art and literature. He used found pages torn from old, discarded books, as well as a variety of mediums, including ballpoint pen, marker, paint, crayon, ink, and watercolor. By layering images on top of existing words and images, Kish has crafted a visual masterpiece that echoes the layers of meaning in Melville’s narrative. In retrospect, Kish says he feels as foolhardy as Ishmael, the novel’s narrator, and as obsessed as Captain Ahab in his quest for the great white whale. “I see now that the project was an attempt to fully understand this magnificent novel, to walk through every sun-drenched word, to lift up all the hatches and open all the barrels, to smell, taste, hear, and see every seabird, every shark, every sailor, every harpooner, and every whale,” he says. “It was a hard thing, a very painful thing, but the novel now lives inside me in a away it never could have before.” Kish spent nearly every day for eighteen months toiling away in a small closet he converted into an art studio. In order to share the work with family and friends, he started the blog “One Drawing for Every page of Moby-Dick,” where he posted art and brief description about his process on a daily basis.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Duck & Goose, Find a Pumpkin


Author: Tad Hills
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 0375982841
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 20
View: 4191
Duck and Goose, where is your pumpkin? Is it in the log? Is it under the leaves? Is it in the apple tree? Preschoolers will surely enjoy going on a pumpkin hunt with Duck and Goose . . . especially when they find the perfect pumpkin at the end!

    • Fiction

Moby-Dick - Or, The Whale


Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473374588
Category: Fiction
Page: 883
View: 7932
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

    • Ahab, Captain (Fictitious character)

Moby-Dick

A Pop-up Book
Author: Sam Ita
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781920743963
Category: Ahab, Captain (Fictitious character)
Page: 32
View: 7704
Herman Melville's epic saga, Moby-Dick, is vividly brought to life in thishree-dimensional graphic novel adaptation, the first of its kind. Traceaptain Ahab's obsessive quest for the white whale in comic book styleanels, speech balloons, and spectacular colour illustrations thatramatically rise upand off the page. This phenomenal work has been createdy multi-talented artist Sam Ita, apprentice to Robert Sabuda, one ofhe world's master paper engineers. Ita will take you on a journey unlikeny you've experienced before!