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Deep Sea and Foreign Going By Rose George (Y)

Deep Sea and Foreign Going by Rose George (Y)

Condition - Very Good
$23.49
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Summary

An unprecedented voyage through the shady world of international shipping, the hidden industry upon which our world turns and our future depends

Deep Sea and Foreign Going Summary

Deep Sea and Foreign Going: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry that Brings You 90% of Everything by Rose George (Y)

There are 100,000 freighters on the seas. Between them they carry nearly everything we eat, wear and work with. And yet this massive global industry has remained largely unexamined: it passes by out of sight for most of us and, through the 'flags of convenience' system, its dubious practices often slip under the radar of regulators. In this unique investigation, Rose George travels the high seas with their powerful naval fleets, pirate gangs, and illegal floating factories, and visits the ports and their land-bound dockworkers, tycoons, missionaries, stevedores, border control guards, and ship-spotters. She meets the beachcombers who track the 10,000 containers that are lost every year, the robots who are gradually replacing human crews, and the environmentalists campaigning against the tide of marine pollution. Intrepid, informed and tenacious, George steers a sure course through the murky, character-rich waters of international shipping.

About Rose George (Y)

ROSE GEORGE is the author of A Life Removed: Hunting for Refuge in the Modern World (long-listed for the Ulysses Reportage Prize) and The Big Necessity: Adventures in the World of Human Waste (Portobello, 2008; shortlisted for the BMA Book Prize). She contributes regularly to the London Review of Books, the Guardian, the Independent and others. http://rosegeorge.com/site/

Additional information

GOR005208500
9781846272639
1846272637
Deep Sea and Foreign Going: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry that Brings You 90% of Everything by Rose George (Y)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Granta Books
2013-09-05
320
Winner of Travelling Scholarships Award 2011 (UK) Long-listed for Mountbatten Maritime Award 2013 (UK)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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