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The outlaw ocean : journeys across the last untamed frontier

Author: Ian Urbina
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Travel writing
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Urbina, Ian, author.
Outlaw ocean
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019
(DLC) 2019001735
Named Person: Ian Urbina
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Urbina
ISBN: 0451492951 9780451492951
OCLC Number: 1089839341
Description: 1 online resource
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.
Responsibility: by Ian Urbina.

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"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"--

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