Deep Sea and Foreign Going - Rose George (Paperback)

Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Brings You 90% of Everything

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An award-winning investigation into the shady world of international shipping, the hidden industry upon which our world turns and our future depends

Product Details

Barcode
9781846272998
Department
Books
Released
3 Jul 2014
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Rose George
Subtitle
Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Brings You 90% of Everything
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Granta Books
Language
English
Number of Pages
320
Dimensions
198 x 129 x 129mm (198g)

Summary

There are 100,000 freighters on the seas. Between them they carry nearly everything we eat, wear and work with. In this unique investigation, Rose George joins the crew of a container ship to chart the murky waters of international shipping, with its powerful naval fleets, pirate gangs, and illegal floating factories, to reveal the hidden industry upon which our world turns and our future depends.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Current & World Affairs
BISAC Subject 1
Business & Economics / Industries / Transportation
BIC Classification 1
Shipping industries
BIC Classification 2
Ships & boats: general interest
Dewey Classification
387.544
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

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/