Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Heard about a Book...

On Fresh Air today, they interviewed Donovan Hohn, the author of Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea. It's a story about a container load of bath toys that were lost at sea and what happened to them. It was really a fascinating interview.

From the author's website:

When the writer Donovan Hohn heard of the mysterious loss of thousands of bath toys at sea, he figured he would interview a few oceanographers, talk to a few beachcombers, and read up on Arctic science and geography. But questions can be like ocean currents: wade in too far, and they carry you away. Hohn’s accidental odyssey pulls him into the secretive world of shipping conglomerates, the daring work of Arctic researchers, the lunatic risks of maverick sailors, and the shadowy world of Chinese toy factories. Moby-Duck is a journey into the heart of the sea and an adventure through science, myth, the global economy, and some of the worst weather imaginable.