Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,000 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them

By Donovan Hohn. Publisher: Viking


In this dazzling science travelogue, Hohn journeys from beaches to factories to the northern seas to determine what happened to 28,000 Chinese-manufactured plastic animals after they fell off a container ship en route to Seattle.




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Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books
The Adult Books editors have selected the following titles as representative of the year’s outstanding books for public-library collections. Our scope has been intentionally broad, and we have attempted to find books that combine literary, intellectual, and aesthetic excellence with popular appeal.
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