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Deep Sea & Foreign Going: Inside Shipping, The Invisible Industry That Brings You 90% of Everything


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  • Deep Sea & Foreign Going: Inside Shipping, The Invisible Industry That Brings You 90% of Everything 
    Title: Deep Sea & Foreign Going: Inside Shipping, The Invisible Industry That Brings You 90% of Everything
    Author: GEORGE ROSE
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 01/10/2013
    Imprint: PORTOBELLO
    Price: $35.00
    Publishing status: Active

    There are 40,000 freighters on the seas. Between them they carry nearly everything we eat, wear & work with. And yet this massive global industry passes by out of sight for most, through the 'flags of convenience' system, its dubious practices often slip under the radar of regulators. Rose George travels the high seas with their powerful naval fleets, pirate gangs & illegal floating factories, and visits the ports & their land-bound dockworkers, tycoons, missionaries, stevedores, border control guards & 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—steering an intrepid course through the murky, character-rich waters of international shipping.

    ISBN: 9781846272639
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