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Plasticus Maritimus


Filled with engaging science and colorful photographs, this foundational look at ocean plastics explains why they are such an urgent contemporary issue. The author tells us how plastics end up in our rivers, lakes, and oceans, shares plastic’s chemical composition, and physical properties, and offers a field guide to help readers identify and understand this new invasive species in all its forms. Finally, she offers a critical look at our current “solutions” to plastic contamination, motivating young and old alike to make a difference, together. 

By Ana Pego and Isabel Minhós Martins, Illustrated by Bernardo P. Carvalho, Published by Greystone Books, 2020, 176 pages, hardcover.