Nautilus Gold Award WINNER
"A hero…Moore is the first person to have pursued serious scientific research by sampling the garbage patch."
—The New York Times
"The author is an impassioned, fiercely inquisitive writer, detailing the many unorthodox ways he’s managed to get these issues into the news and in peer-reviewed science journals. His account is chilling, but with an underlying message of optimism: If human behaviors change, we can still save the oceans, and ourselves. Fast-paced and electrifying, Moore’s story is "gonzo science" at its best."
"Captain Moore set sail across the pacific and saw what others missed, a plastic plague upon the ocean. This great new book explains that groundbreaking discovery and how our throwaway culture is devastating our sea life."
—Laurie David, author,
"In Plastic Ocean, readers join Captain Moore on journeys through history, into science labs and to remote parts of the ocean – revealing information both fascinating and incredibly important. A must read for anyone who likes a good adventure and wants to tackle today’s pressing environmental problems."
—Annie Leonard, author and host, The Story of Stuff
"An ocean’s hero’s call to action."
"Highly readable, thoughtful, honest, and determined, Plastic Ocean is a book with staying power."