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Plastic Ocean

Author : Capt. Charles Moore
ISBN : 9781101517789
Genre : Science
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The researcher who discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch—and remains one of today's key advocates for plastic pollution awareness—inspires a fundamental rethinking of the modern Plastic Age. In 1997, environmentalist Charles Moore discovered the world's largest collection of floating trash—the Great Pacific Garbage Patch ("GPGP")—while sailing from Hawaii to California. Moore was shocked by the level of pollution that he saw. And in the last 20 years, it's only gotten worse—a 2018 study has found that the vast dump of plastic waste swirling in the Pacific Ocean is now bigger than France, Germany, and Spain combined—far larger than previously feared. In Plastic Ocean, Moore recounts his ominous findings and unveils the secret life of plastics. From milk jugs and abandoned fishing gear to polymer molecules small enough to penetrate human skin and be unknowingly inhaled, plastic is now suspected of contributing to a host of ailments, including infertility, autism, thyroid dysfunction, and certain cancers. An urgent call to action, Plastic Ocean's sobering revalations have been embraced by activists, concerned parents, and anyone alarmed by the deadly impact and implications of this man-made environmental catastrophe.
Category: Science

Plastic In The Ocean

Author : Xanthippe Augerot
ISBN : UVA:35007002806747
Genre : Marine pollution
File Size : 70.58 MB
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Category: Marine pollution

Acrylic Plastic Viewports For Ocean Engineering Applications

Author : J. D. Stachiw
ISBN : UCSD:31822009085754
Genre : Acrylic plastic
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These appendices to the handbook provide information on the tooling, machining, fabrication, testing and quality control of acrylic view ports used in pressure vessels for ocean engineering applications. (LS-PL).
Category: Acrylic plastic

Trash Vortex

Author : Danielle Smith-Llera
ISBN : 9780756557492
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Millions of tons of plastic slip into oceans every year. Some floats and travels slowly with the currents, endangering the health of marine animals. The rest is hardly visible but is far more dangerous. Tiny bits of plastic sprinkle the ocean's surface or mix into the sandy seafloor and beaches. It ends up inside birds, fish, and other animals, harming them-and ultimately humans. Experts struggle with fear and hope as they work to stop the flood of plastic threatening living organisms across the globe.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

50 Ways To Save The Ocean

Author : David Helvarg
ISBN : 1577317033
Genre : Nature
File Size : 51.78 MB
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The oceans, and the challenges they face, are so vast that it’s easy to feel powerless to protect them. 50 Ways to Save the Ocean, written by veteran environmental journalist David Helvarg, focuses on practical, easily-implemented actions everyone can take to protect and conserve this vital resource. Well-researched, personal, and sometimes whimsical, the book addresses daily choices that affect the ocean's health: what fish should and should not be eaten; how and where to vacation; storm drains and driveway run-off; protecting local water tables; proper diving, surfing, and tide pool etiquette; and supporting local marine education. Helvarg also looks at what can be done to stir the waters of seemingly daunting issues such as toxic pollutant runoff; protecting wetlands and sanctuaries; keeping oil rigs off shore; saving reef environments; and replenishing fish reserves.
Category: Nature

Plastic In Ocean

Author : Arne Olsen
ISBN : 9798669171704
Genre :
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Plastic pollution is a big environmental problem. Birds, and they who live in ocen eat our plastic pollution. Plastic is toxic and all living things suffer from human pollution of the oceans

Plastic Soup

Author : Michiel Roscam Abbing
ISBN : 9781642830088
Genre : Nature
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Plastics have transformed every aspect of our lives. Yet the very properties that make them attractive--they are cheap to make, light, and durable--spell disaster when trash makes its way into the environment. Plastic Soup: An Atlas of Ocean Pollution is a beautifully-illustrated survey of the plastics clogging our seas, their impacts on wildlife and people around the world, and inspirational initiatives designed to tackle the problem. With striking photography and graphics, Plastic Soup brings plastic pollution to brilliant life for readers. According to some estimates, if we continue on our current path, the oceans will contain more plastic than fish by the year 2050. Created to inform and inspire readers, Plastic Soup is a critical tool in the fight to reverse this trend.
Category: Nature

Teaching Green The Elementary Years

Author : Tim Grant
ISBN : 0865715343
Genre : Education
File Size : 76.85 MB
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A complete resource for teaching green to young people from kindergarten through grade five.
Category: Education

Environmental Science

Author : Daniel D. Chiras
ISBN : 0763708607
Genre : Science
File Size : 46.32 MB
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Completely updated, the seventh edition of 'Environmental Science' enlightens students on the fundamental causes of the current environmental crisis and offers ideas on how we, as a global community, can create a sustainable future.
Category: Science

People And The Sea

Author : Pam Walker
ISBN : 9781438122304
Genre : Marine pollution
File Size : 71.71 MB
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It is only natural for people to be fascinated by the sea. Life originated in the oceans, and more than one-half of the people on Earth reside within 50 miles of the sea. However, even though we have sent explorers to the moon and other regions of space, we still know little about the frontier that surrounds us. The engaging new Life in the Sea set provides young readers with current, accessible information about the sea and its creatures. This comprehensive resource on the ocean's inhabitants presents living things in their physical habitats, emphasizing the relationship between marine biology and marine ecology. Each volume focuses on one specific area of the marine world, discussing its physical characteristics, the living things found there, and the impact humans have on the area. The perfect companion to Facts On File's Life On Earth set (see facing page), this invaluable reference presents a well-rounded view of marine life.
Category: Marine pollution

Plastic Ahoy

Author : Patricia Newman
ISBN : 9781512457636
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 48.2 MB
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Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and sentence highlighting to engage reluctant readers! Plastic: it's used to make everything from drink bottles and bags to toys and toothbrushes. But what happens when it ends up where it doesn't belong—like in the Pacific Ocean? How does it affect ocean life? Is it dangerous? And exactly how much is out there? A team of researchers went on a scientific expedition to find out. They explored the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, where millions of pieces of plastic have collected. The plastic has drifted there from rivers, beaches, and ocean traffic all over the world. Most of it has broken down into tiny pieces the size of confetti. For nearly three weeks at sea, researchers gathered bits of plastic and ocean organisms. These samples helped them learn more about the effects of plastic in the ocean. Follow along on the expedition to find out how scientists studied the Garbage Patch—and what alarming discoveries they made.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Plastics And The Environment

Author : R. M. Harrison
ISBN : 9781788012416
Genre : Plastics
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Plastic has become a ubiquitous part of modern life. A cheap, lightweight material, it is used in everything from food packaging to consumer electronics and microbeads in cosmetic products. However, we are becoming increasingly aware of the problems our reliance on plastic is causing in the environment. For example, recent campaigns have highlighted the build-up of microbeads in the marine environment and the damage this is doing to wildlife, and the problem of marine litter, often in very remote locations. There are also concerns over exposure to plasticisers and their possible consequences for health. The plastics industry is under increasing pressure, not only from the government and environmental groups, but also from consumers, to improve the environmental impact of their products. This book presents an introduction to the uses of plastics and an overview of how they interact with the environment. It is a valuable resource for students studying environmental science as well as researchers working in the plastics industry, and policy makers and regulators concerned with waste disposal and environmental planning and conservation.
Category: Plastics

Carousel Curriculum Ocean Animals

Author : Bridgett Parsons M.Ed
ISBN : 9781469174525
Genre : Education
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CAROUSEL CURRICULUM Definition- carousel: a merry-go-round, a conveyer on which items are placed for later retrieval. (Education should be fun, and we learn by retrieving old information and building on it.) My curriculum is a collection of literature-based thematic units for early learners. The units are developmentally appropriate for all early learners. They are standards based and Creative Curriculum friendly. Carousel Curriculum has been used successfully with young learners including English language learners, children with special needs and diverse learning styles as well as homeschoolers. I am a teacher with 35 years of teaching experience in the areas of early childhood education and early childhood special education. Principals and co-workers always expressed an interest in my thematic units. This planted the bug for me to write down and market what I have used successfully for so many years. The curriculum was created through years of education, experience, trial and error, revisions, and updating. Each unit covers a span of 4-6 weeks. Each unit includes an introduction, weekly outlines, daily plans, poems and songs, a book list, additional activities listed by domain, and related ideas for centers. Each unit can be used independently or be used as part of the collection of units to create an interwoven curriculum: Animals And Their Environments. The total collection includes: Farm Animals, Forest Animals in Winter, Polar Animals, Jungle Animals, Pond Animals, and Ocean Animals. Additional units available are Farm Crops, A Safari, The Zoo, and The Circus. I hope the units will be a great resource for you and your class. Enjoy!!!
Category: Education

Ocean Commotion Caught In The Currents

Author : Janeen Mason
ISBN : 1589808622
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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29,000 bathtub toys make history. It was an accident at sea in 1992 that proved the ocean currents are connected. When a cargo ship dropped a bathtub-toy-filled container into the Pacific, the little quackers bobbed along the globe's waterways, coming to rest on beaches near and far. This fictionalized account of the event is accompanied by maps charting the toys' travel pattern, a glossary, and a summary of the highly publicized event.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Oceans Of Plastic

Author :
ISBN : UVA:35007004196931
Genre : Factory and trade waste
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Category: Factory and trade waste

Clean Ships Clean Ports Clean Oceans

Author : Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
ISBN : 9780309051378
Genre : Science
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Marine debris is a serious environmental problem. To do its part, the United States has agreed to abide by the international treaty for garbage control at sea, known as MARPOL 73/78 Annex V. Clean Ships, Clean Ports, Clean Oceans explores the challenge of translating Annex V into workable laws and regulations for all kinds of ships and boats, from cruise ships to fishing crafts and recreational boats. The volume examines how existing resources can be leveraged into a comprehensive strategy for compliance, including integrated waste management systems and effective enforcement. Clean Ships, Clean Ports, Clean Oceans describes both progress toward and obstacles to Annex V compliance. The book covers How shipborne garbage orignates and what happens to garbage discharged into the seas. Effects of discharge on human health, wildlife safety, and aesthetics. Differences in perspective among military, industrial, and recreational seafarers and shoreside facilities. Clean Ships, Clean Ports, Clean Oceans will be important to marine policymakers, port administrators, ship operations officers, maritime engineers, and marine ecologists.
Category: Science


Author : Julie Decker
ISBN : 1861543557
Genre : Art
File Size : 49.88 MB
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"Lavishly illustrated with informational graphics, paintings, sculptures, drawings and photography, this 212-page book accompanies the Gyre exhibition. Twelve essays by scientists, artists, writers and others explore the ways in which we are all connected -- both by trash and by the sea, and through our individual actions. Gyre: The Plastic Ocean looks at human consumption, modern materials and environmental change and their impacts upon one of the largest, most mysterious and critical components of our planet: the ocean. This book includes the history of plastic, startling facts, trash breakdown rates and things you can do to support trash-free seas." -- Anchorage Museum website.
Category: Art