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The outlaw ocean : journeys across the last untamed frontier
Title:
The outlaw ocean : journeys across the last untamed frontier
ISBN:
9780451492944
Physical Description:
xiv, 544 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents:
Storming the Thunder -- The lone patrol -- A rusty kingdom -- The scofflaw fleet -- Adelaide's voyage -- Jail without bars -- Raider of the lost arks -- The middlemen -- The next frontier -- Sea slavery -- Waste away -- Fluid borders -- Armed and dangerous -- The Somali 7 -- Hunting hunters -- Epilogue: a void -- Appendix: reining in the outlaw ocean.
Abstract:
"There are few remaining frontiers on our planet. But perhaps the wildest, and least understood, are the world's oceans: too big to police, and with no clear international authority, the oceans have become the setting for rampant criminality--from human trafficking and slavery to environmental crimes and piracy. Now, in The Outlaw Ocean, Ian Urbina--prize-winning reporter for The New York Times--gives us a galvanizing account of the several years he spent exploring and investigating the high seas, the industries that make use of it, and the people who make their--often criminal--living on it. He traveled on fishing boats and freighters, visited port towns and hidden outposts. He witnessed both environmental vigilantes and transgressors in action, and faced a near-mutiny aboard a police ship conveying him to a meeting point miles from the coast. He describes pursuing employment agencies and shipowners to hold them accountable for labor abuses, and traveling with a maritime repo man. Combining high drama, an investigative reporter's eye for detail, and a commitment to social justice, The Outlaw Ocean is both a gripping adventure story and a stunning exposé of some of the most disturbing realities that lie behind fishing, shipping, and, by turn, the entire global economy"-- Provided by publisher.
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Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.