‘The Voyage of the Century' - San Francisco Chronicle A ripping good adventure tale set on the high seas, Plastiki captures the inventing, building, and sailing of the Plastiki boat across the Pacific by explorer, green leader, and eco-TV-host David de Rothschild. The Plastiki is a one-of-a-kind 60-foot catamaran made out of 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles and using many renewable energy systems. In March 2010, the sailing vessel set off from San Francisco with a six-person crew to survey the Eastern Garbage Patch, soon-to-be-flooded island nations, damaged and bleached coral reefs, and the acidifying ocean itself. The expedition made landfall in Sydney, Australia in July 2010. Back on land, the author will commence a global speaking tour to recount their findings. National Geographic is documenting the entire voyage and will release their documentary in 2011. The book will be the only title available that recounts this unique adventure with words, images, maps, journal entries, plans, sketches and more.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 04 / 2011