The 6th annual UCSB Reads program sets sail with Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them. Moby-Duck made NPR’s list for top five best books of 2011. If you’re a UCSB student, come to the UCSB Library this Thursday, January 12, for your free copy. The giveaway starts at 11:30.
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. With each new discovery, author Donovan Hohn learns of another loose thread, and with each successive chase, he comes closer to understanding where his castaway quarry comes from and where it goes. The author will be on campus March 5th at Campbell Hall. For more information, visit the UCSB Reads site.
UCSB Reads is sponsored by the UCSB Library, the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor, the Associated Students Coastal Fund and the Plastic Pollution Coalition with additional support from UCSB Arts & Lectures and a variety of campus and community partners.