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    DescriptionThere are 40,000 freighters on the seas. Between them they carry 80% of the world's trade and 90% of its energy. Nearly everything we eat, wear and work with has spent some time on a ship. And yet this massive global industry has remained largely unexamined: it passes by out of sight of 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 has travelled the high seas with their powerful naval fleets, pirate gangs, and illegal floating factories, as well as visiting the ports and their land-bound dockworkers, tycoons, missionaries, stevedores, border control guards, and ship-spotters. She will meet 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 to resist the tide of marine pollution. Intrepid, informed and tenacious, George steers a sure course through the murky, character-rich waters of international shipping.


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    Title
    Deep Sea and Foreign Going
    Subtitle
    Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Brings You 90% of Everything
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rose George
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 430 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846272639
    ISBN 10: 1846272637
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.8
    BIC subject category V2: KNGS
    BIC E4L: TRA
    BISAC V2.8: BUS070100
    DC23: 387.544
    Publisher
    GRANTA BOOKS
    Imprint name
    Portobello Books Ltd
    Publication date
    05 September 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    ROSE GEORGE is a freelance writer and 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 Prizes). She contributes regularly to the LRB, Guardian, Independent and others. http://rosegeorge.com/site/