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The outlaw ocean : journeys across the last untamed frontier

Urbina, Ian (author.). Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., (issuing body.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Prince Rupert Library 639.2 Urbi (Text) 33294002053700 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2020-02-04

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780451492944
  • ISBN: 0451492943
  • ISBN: 9781524711641
  • ISBN: 1524711640
  • Physical Description: print
    xiv, 544 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [423]-519) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: "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"--
Subject: Urbina, Ian -- Travel
Fisheries -- Corrupt practices
Law of the sea
Genre/Form: Travel writing.
Travel writing.

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