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The outlaw sea : a world of freedom, chaos, and crime

Author: William Langewiesche
Publisher: New York : North Point Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Explores the ocean world and the enterprises--licit and illicit--that flourish in the privacy afforded by its horizons. [The] forty-three thousand ships [that] ply the open ocean ... are the embodiment of modern global capital and the most independent objects on earth ... Here is free enterprise at its freest ... But its efficiencies are accompanied by global problems--shipwrecks and pollution, the hard lives and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Langewiesche
ISBN: 0865475814 9780865475816 0965429512 9780965429511
OCLC Number: 54001349
Notes: Maps on lining papers.
Description: 239 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Contents: An ocean world --
The wave makers --
To the ramparts --
On a captive sea --
The ocean's way --
On the beach.
Responsibility: William Langewiesche.
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Arguing that the oceans are "free" territories on a planet divided up by nation states, the author offers a tour of the world's oceans and suggests that shipping is an "outlaw" activity, unregulated  Read more...

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