☆ Strand: An Odyssey of Pacific Ocean Debris || Ô PDF Download by Ô Bonnie Henderson
Nov 19, 2018 - 16:21 PM By Bonnie Henderson

In Strand, travel writer and amateur naturalist Bonnie Henderson traces the stories of wrack washed up on the mile long stretch of Oregon beach she has walked regularly for than a decade Hendersonas writing conveys both a keen attention to the specifics of place and an expansive field of vision The burned hull of a long abandoned fishing boat, a glass fishing float,In Strand, travel writer and amateur naturalist Bonnie Henderson traces the stories of wrack washed up on the mile long stretch of Oregon beach she has walked regularly for than a decade Hendersonas writing conveys both a keen attention to the specifics of place and an expansive field of vision The burned hull of a long abandoned fishing boat, a glass fishing float, the egg case of a skate, a beached minke whale, an unusual number of dead murres, and an athletic shoe are the starting points for essays that reach across the globe Henderson takes readers from Coos Bay, Oregon, to Vancouver, B.C from the currents circulating through the North Pacific to the aEastern Garbage Patcha between Hawaii and California from Chinaas Shenzhen Special Economic Zone to fishing villages on the coast of Hokkaido, Japan.As Henderson uncovers these odysseys, she meditates on current issues, events, and phenomenaaoil spills, the proliferation of ocean debris, international trade, the evolution of sharks, and the survival prospects of whales The characters that emerge range from the worldas leading minke whale researchers to the crew of a Coast Guard airbase to a small town salvager of wrecked fishing boats, glued to the radio and praying for disaster Strand offers a thoughtful look at the surprisingly far ranging journeys of what washes up on our Pacific shores.
  • Title: Strand: An Odyssey of Pacific Ocean Debris
  • Author: Bonnie Henderson
  • ISBN: 9780870712999
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Paperback

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Erica Nov 19, 2018 - 16:21 PM
Beautifully written. A must read for anyone who loves beachcombing and the ocean. Bonnie Henderson starts out by adopting a segment of beach in Oregon as part of the Coast Watchers program. Intruiged by the flotsam she finds, she embarks of a quest to learn more about the items she finds and their journey to her beach. I felt nostalgia after finishing Strand as I had personal connections to the world she was exploring through my work in the Oceanography Department at the University of Washington [...]
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Anne Nov 19, 2018 - 16:21 PM
Fun read about stuff that washes up on the Oregon coast! A cool perspective delving into the origin of seemingly random items that wash ashore.
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Sue Nov 19, 2018 - 16:21 PM
Most of us see stuff on the beach and either walk on by or put it in our pockets to take home, but that’s the end of it. Not Bonnie Henderson. An author and lover of nature, she wanted to know what it was and where it came from. In this book, she follows the stories of six items found on an Oregon beach: a glass float, a dead bird, one size 11 athletic shoe, a minke whale, the charred remains of a fishing boat, and a sea animal’s egg case. One by one, she follows the trail of these items, tr [...]
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Mary Nov 19, 2018 - 16:21 PM
Thanks to another GoodReader who gave me this book for Christmas, I'm a convert to nature writing when it's this good. In this case, all about Mile 157 on the Oregon coast, a stretch I now feel I know in some detail. Thanks to the author's excellent writing and a good map, I've scrutinized the stretch between Coos Bay and Florence, and could point out to you where the beached boat was burned and many another dramatic fact. A rare combination of excellent science writing and almost a who-dunnit, [...]
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itpdx Nov 19, 2018 - 16:21 PM
"All this from a little piece of flotsam on the beach." Bonnie Henderson explores the background of six articles that wash up on an Oregon beach: a Japanese glass float, a dead bird, a whale carcass, an athletic shoe, a fishing boat and a skate egg case. She shares her trips and interviews and along the way the reader learns much. I thoroughly enjoyed her explorations. She occasionally writes a piece of description that sings and her story of the ill-fated fishing boat and rescue of its crew was [...]
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Katherine Nov 19, 2018 - 16:21 PM
This was a really interesting read. The author "adopts" a mile of beach to keep tabs on, and she traces the origins of some of the items she finds along her mile. She is a diligent reporter, and her research takes her out of the country to find the beginnings of life of these items, from glass floats to the wreckage of a fishing boat. She is also a gifted writer, and I found myself wishing I could go out and beachcomb right alongside her. Fascinating, really!
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Polly Nov 19, 2018 - 16:21 PM
This was a fascinating book about "the rest of the story." The author recounts the items she found washed ashore on a stretch of beach in Oregon that she walked regularly for many years. Her research includes details of birds and ocean life, ship wrecks, Japanese glass blowing, and the running shoe industry. I especially enjoyed reading it on our road trip that cover the coast from Los Angeles to Vancouver, B.C.
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Lauren Nov 19, 2018 - 16:21 PM
Each chapter follows an item the author found washed up on the beach and I found it really fascinating, especially as an Oregonian who spent pretty much every weekend camping at the coast. I even found a float as a teen and reading this inspired me to research it and I'm pretty sure it's pre-1950's from Japan.
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Joel Nov 19, 2018 - 16:21 PM
Bonnie monitors one mile of the coast and writes in depth about her more interesting finds - glass floats, dead whale, shipwreck, running shoe, dead bird, how they got there, the natural and human factors involved.
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Friton Nov 19, 2018 - 16:21 PM
This is written by a local NW naturalist. She traces down the stories behind objects she's found on the beach. I learned about fishing floats, skates, and a great sea of floating trash out there, to name a few. I won't walk the beach quite the same again.
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David Nov 19, 2018 - 16:21 PM
Six independent chapters about stuff that washes up on the beach, where it came from and how it got there. Excellent narrative non-fiction similar to John McPhee, but not as long-winded. I had to request my copy from the Riverside Public Library via Link+.
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Nancy Nov 19, 2018 - 16:21 PM
Stray shoes, beached whales, dead birds, shipwrecks and glass floats - where did they come from and why did they end up on Oregon beaches? Bonnie Henderson writes about her journey to find the answers. Strand: An Odyssey of Pacific Ocean Debris is a book that all beachcombers should read.
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Ann Chenhall Nov 19, 2018 - 16:21 PM
Even though this book took me a long time to complete, I found many interesting stories within; in depth stories about debris found on the Oregon coast.
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Juli Nov 19, 2018 - 16:21 PM
This book was not as I expected. I thought it would be a little bit about a lot of beach finds, but it was a lot of information about a few beach finds. Interesting overall.
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Cathy Nov 19, 2018 - 16:21 PM
Interesting book for anyone that has walked a beach.
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Strand: An Odyssey of Pacific Ocean Debris By Bonnie Henderson In Strand, travel writer and amateur naturalist Bonnie Henderson traces the stories of wrack washed up on the mile long stretch of Oregon beach she has walked regularly for than a decade Hendersonas writing conveys both a keen attention to the specifics of place and an expansive field of vision The burned hull of a long abandoned fishing boat, a glass fishing float,In Strand, travel writer and amateur naturalist Bonnie Henderson traces the stories of wrack washed up on the mile long stretch of Oregon beach she has walked regularly for than a decade Hendersonas writing conveys both a keen attention to the specifics of place and an expansive field of vision The burned hull of a long abandoned fishing boat, a glass fishing float, the egg case of a skate, a beached minke whale, an unusual number of dead murres, and an athletic shoe are the starting points for essays that reach across the globe Henderson takes readers from Coos Bay, Oregon, to Vancouver, B.C from the currents circulating through the North Pacific to the aEastern Garbage Patcha between Hawaii and California from Chinaas Shenzhen Special Economic Zone to fishing villages on the coast of Hokkaido, Japan.As Henderson uncovers these odysseys, she meditates on current issues, events, and phenomenaaoil spills, the proliferation of ocean debris, international trade, the evolution of sharks, and the survival prospects of whales The characters that emerge range from the worldas leading minke whale researchers to the crew of a Coast Guard airbase to a small town salvager of wrecked fishing boats, glued to the radio and praying for disaster Strand offers a thoughtful look at the surprisingly far ranging journeys of what washes up on our Pacific shores.

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