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Deep Sea and Foreign Going par [George, Rose]
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Longueur : 272 pages Word Wise: Activé Composition améliorée: Activé
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Revue de presse

Her report is a marvel of information, insight and intelligence laced with humour, humanity and high spirits. --The Times

The author deserves considerable praise. First, for wangling passage on the kind of ship that rarely welcomes outsiders; second, for coaxing several enlightening interviews out of the ship's crew; and, third, for writing with such gusto and elegance. --Geographical Magazine

Fascinating... this is essential reading for anyone curious about the complex systems behind our convenient modern world. --Hythe Herald

'Absorbing, engrossing, there are moments when the pulse genuinely quickens. Just what you'll want to read after seeing Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips and Robert Redford in All is Lost' --Scotsman

'Deep Sea and Foreign Going is an ethnographic travelogue that is as fascinating and it is troublingly insightful. This is a remarkable work of embedded reportage - hair-raising, witty, compassionate - that deserves to be read by anyone interested in the cartographies of the contemporary world' --Guardian

'Absorbing, engrossing, there are moments when the pulse genuinely quickens. Just what you'll want to read after seeing Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips and Robert Redford in All is Lost' --Scotsman

'Absorbing' **** --Irish Independent

'Absorbing, engrossing, there are moments when the pulse genuinely quickens. Just what you'll want to read after seeing Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips and Robert Redford in All is Lost' --Scotsman

'A work of great insight... Rose George has a gift for research' --Paperback review, Irish Times

'Absorbing, engrossing, there are moments when the pulse genuinely quickens. Just what you'll want to read after seeing Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips and Robert Redford in All is Lost' --Scotsman

Présentation de l'éditeur

There are 40,000 freighters on the seas. Between them they carry nearly everything we eat, wear and work with. And yet this massive global industry has remained largely unexamined: it passes by out of sight for 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 travels the high seas with their powerful naval fleets, pirate gangs, and illegal floating factories, and visits the ports and their land-bound dockworkers, tycoons, missionaries, stevedores, border control guards, and 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. Intrepid, informed and tenacious, George steers a sure course through the murky, character-rich waters of international shipping.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 1929 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 272 pages
  • Editeur : Portobello Books (5 septembre 2013)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B00C7H14AY
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At last a book that sets out the tremendous debt we all owe to seafarers without whom we would be without most of the articles we consider essential to our daily lives, not least FOOD. And at what cost! No 9 to 5 routine for the merchant seaman....with the reduced crew sizes on ships, he could be on call 24/7, and he could be away from home and family for many months at a time. Yet how many of us realise the human cost of supplying our needs? And how many penny-pinching urban authorities, shipping agents, chambers of commerce, wholesale distributors and many more fail to contribute the smallest amount of cash towards providing these seafarers with a minimum of comfort/services during the few hours they spend in our ports. Every port should have a welcoming centre in which the seafarer can relax, contact his family and some human warmth after many weeks at sea. Like the author, I have made several trips on cargo ships and listened to the seamen recounting horror stories that no trade union on shore would accept. I encourage you to read this book and appreciate the hardship experienced in order to get your T.V.s, fruits, clothing etc. to you - and if you live in a port, check and see if there is a seamen's centre there and if not, why not!.
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