Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, And The Science Of Ocean Motion

ISBN-10: 0547328605
ISBN-13: 9780547328607
Author: Burns, Loree Griffin
Interest Level: 5-9
Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: April 2010

Copyright: 2007

Page Count: 64

Series: Scientists In The Field -- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Interest Level

Grades 5-9

Reading Level

Guided Reading: X
Lexile: 1200L
Accelerated Reader Level: 8.5
Accelerated Reader Points: 2.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Water (Oceans, Lakes, etc.)

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Transportation / Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft

Describes the work of scientist Curtis Ebbesmeyer, whose project of tracking plastic items accidently spilled by ocean cargo ships has heightened awareness of the dangers to ocean life and has inspired similar projects for other types of debris.
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