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, experience, and smooth delusion.

while the author Donovan Hohn heard of the mysterious lack of hundreds of thousands of tub toys at sea, he figured he could interview a couple of oceanographers, seek advice from a number of beachcombers, and skim up on Arctic technology and geography. yet questions will be like ocean currents: wade in too a ways, and so they hold you away. Hohn's unintentional odyssey pulls him into the secretive international of transport conglomerates, the bold paintings of Arctic researchers, the lunatic hazards 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 experience via technology, fantasy, the worldwide financial system, and a few of the worst climate conceivable. With each one new discovery, Hohn learns of one other free thread, and with every one successive chase, he comes toward 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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