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Plastic Ocean - How a Sea Captain's Chance Discovery Launched a Determined Quest to Save the Oceans

Capt. Charles Moore

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Description:

In the summer of 1997, Charles Moore set sail from Honolulu with the sole intention of returning home after competing in a trans-Pacific race. To get to California, he and his crew took a shortcut through the seldom-traversed North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, a vast "oceanic desert" where winds are slack and sailing ships languish. There, Moore realized his catamaran was surrounded by a "plastic soup." He had stumbled upon the largest garbage dump on the planet-a spiral nebula where plastic outweighed zooplankton, the ocean's food base, by a factor of six to one. In Plastic Ocean, Moore recounts his ominous findings and unveils the secret life and hidden properties of plastics. From milk jugs to polymer molecules small enough to penetrate human skin or be unknowingly inhaled, plastic is now suspected of contributing to a host of ailments including infertility, autism, thyroid dysfunction, and some cancers. A call to action as urgent as Rachel Carson's seminal Silent Spring, Moore's sobering revelations will be embraced by activists, concerned parents, and seafaring enthusiasts concerned about the deadly impact and implications of this manmade blight.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cassandra Phillips, Mel Foster

Length:

12h 31m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:36


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

42:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

50:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

32:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

39:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

37:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

36:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

35:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

57:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

41:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

44:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

42:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:08:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:09:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

52:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

59:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

40:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

00:23