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    DescriptionWhat started as a patrol to combat commercial plundering of Somali fish stocks has now grown into a highly organised and lucrative business. In a war-torn country, the pirates have brought hope and entire villages depend on the wealth that they bring in - they have even been likened to Robin Hood. But these modern-day buccaneers should not be romanticised - their attacks are becoming more violent and they are increasingly in possession of automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades. In this fascinating book, Nigel Cawthorne examines how a phenomenon thought to be consigned to history is once again a worldwide problem: piracy is rife in the South China Sea and has returned to the Caribbean and South America. The author also looks at attacks that have taken place in the Malacca Straits and the fate of the couple making a once-in-a-lifetime trip around the world by yacht. Plus, he questions how the international community and its peace-keeping forces can try to bring stability and security back to the oceans of the world.


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    Title
    Pirates of the 21st Century
    Subtitle
    How Modern-day Buccaneers are Terrorising the World's Oceans
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nigel Cawthorne
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 276
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 218 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781843582557
    ISBN 10: 1843582554
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27440
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 805
    Ingram Subject Code: NC
    Libri: I-NC
    DC22: 364.164
    BIC subject category V2: BTC
    BISAC V2.8: SOC004000, TRU000000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 364.164090511
    LC classification: G535 .C38 2010
    Thema V1.0: DNXC
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations, col. ports.
    Publisher
    BLAKE PUBLISHING
    Imprint name
    John Blake Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    01 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Nigel Cawthorne is the author of "A History of Pirates," "Serial Killers and Mass Murderers," and "Witches: History of a Persecution."
    Review quote
    "An engrossing introduction to modern-day piracy. The inclusion of quotes from those involved is a particular strength." --Pirates and Privateers online