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Flotsametrics and the floating world

how one man"s obsession with runaway sneakers and rubber ducks revolutionized ocean science

by Curtis C. Ebbesmeyer

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  • 5 Currently reading

Published by Smithsonian Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ocean currents,
  • Marine debris

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementCurtis Ebbesmeyer and Eric Scigliano.
    ContributionsScigliano, Eric, 1953-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGC231.2 .E23 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22515045M
    ISBN 109780061558412
    LC Control Number2008038805
    OCLC/WorldCa232978045

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