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The box : how the shipping container made the world smaller and the world economy bigger

Author: Marc Levinson
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Telling the story of the shipping container's creation - and the economic consequences of the sharp fall in transportation costs that containerization brought about - this book offers a history of the revolution in international trade which ultimately heralded the age of globalization.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Levinson, Marc.
Box.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607791602
Named Person: Malcolm Purcell McLean; Malcolm Purcell McLean; McLean; Malcolm Purcell McLean
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Levinson
ISBN: 0691123241 9780691123240 9780691136400 0691136408 9781400828586 1400828589
OCLC Number: 62161116
Awards: Winner of Independent Publisher Book Awards: Finance/Investment/Economics Bronze Award 2007
Winner of Society for Nautical Research: Anderson Medal 2007
Runner-up for John Lyman Book Award: Primary Source Materials, Reference Works, and Guide Books 2006
Runner-up for Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2006
Description: xi, 376 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The world the box made --
Gridlock on the docks --
The trucker --
The system --
The battle for New York's port --
Union disunion --
Setting the standard --
Takeoff --
Vietnam --
Ports in a storm --
Boom and bust --
The bigness complex --
The shippers' revenge --
Just in time.
Responsibility: Marc Levinson.
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