Ebbesmeyers goal is noble and fresh: to show how the flow of ocean debris around the world reveals the music of the worlds oceans.
New York Times Book Review
Through the fascinating stories of flotsam, one of the Earths greatest secrets is revealed. In Flotsametrics and the Floating World, maverick scientist Curtis Ebbesmeyer details how his obsession with floating garbagefrom rubber ducks to discarded Nike sneakershelped to revolutionize ocean science. Scientist and environmentalist David Suzuki, host of CBC TVs 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.