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

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

Donovan Hohn


A revelatory story of technology, event, and glossy fantasy.

while the author Donovan Hohn heard of the mysterious lack of millions of tub toys at sea, he figured he could interview a number of oceanographers, seek advice from a number of beachcombers, and browse up on Arctic technological know-how and geography. yet questions might be like ocean currents: wade in too some distance, they usually hold you away. Hohn's unintended odyssey pulls him into the secretive global of delivery conglomerates, the bold paintings of Arctic researchers, the lunatic dangers of maverick sailors, and the shadowy global of chinese language toy factories.

Moby-Duck is a trip into the center of the ocean and an event via technological know-how, fable, the worldwide financial system, and a few of the worst climate that you can imagine. With each one new discovery, Hohn learns of one other unfastened thread, and with each one successive chase, he comes towards knowing the place his castaway quarry comes from and the place it is going. within the grand culture of Tony Horwitz and David Quammen, Moby-Duck is a compulsively readable narrative of caprice and interest.

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