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David de Rothschild


A modern-day spin on Thor Heyerdahl’s famous Kon-Tiki exploration . . . documents the 8,000-mile journey in all its hare-brained idealism.” —The Atlantic
Explorer, global green leader, and eco-TV host David de Rothschild recounts the extraordinary journey of the Plastiki, an innovative and mostly untested sixty-foot catamaran that floats on 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles. It was a voyage that took de Rothschild and a five-person crew 10,000 miles from the US to Australia, sailing through rarely traveled, dangerous waters, risking their lives to call attention to our fragile oceans. Their exploration included urgent study of ocean pollution, island nations threatened by rising seas, damaged coral reefs, and the acidifying ocean itself—and their discoveries are a call to action. Packed with exciting narrative, images, maps, journal entries, plans, and sketches, this is the only firsthand account of what may be the most important adventure of our time.
“Complete with stories of the inspirations for the project, as well as memories of the construction of the boat, and of course, the journey itself, Plastiki is the definitive tome about a project that captured imaginations across the globe.” —CNET
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