The Outlaw Ocean

Author: Ian Urbina

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0451492951

Category: Travel

Page: 560

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A riveting, adrenaline-fueled tour of a vast, lawless, and rampantly criminal world that few have ever seen: the high seas. 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 under no clear international authority, these immense regions of treacherous water play host to rampant criminality and exploitation. Traffickers and smugglers, pirates and mercenaries, wreck thieves and repo men, vigilante conservationists and elusive poachers, seabound abortion providers, clandestine oil-dumpers, shackled slaves and cast-adrift stowaways—drawing on five years of perilous and intrepid reporting, often hundreds of miles from shore, Ian Urbina introduces us to the inhabitants of this hidden world. Through their stories of astonishing courage and brutality, survival and tragedy, he uncovers a globe-spanning network of crime and exploitation that emanates from the fishing, oil, and shipping industries, and on which the world's economies rely. Both a gripping adventure story and a stunning exposé, this unique work of reportage brings fully into view for the first time the disturbing reality of a floating world that connects us all, a place where anyone can do anything because no one is watching.

The Outlaw Ocean

Author: Ian Urbina

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473568706

Category: True Crime

Page: 560

View: 5161


'Just incredible' Naomi Klein 'Gripping and shocking...with the pace of a thriller' The Times A New York Times bestseller, The Outlaw Ocean is a riveting, adrenalin-fuelled tour of a vast, lawless and rampantly criminal world that few have ever seen: the high seas. The oceans are some of the last untamed frontiers on our planet. Too big to police, and under no clear international authority, these treacherous waters play host to the extremes of human behaviour and activity. From traffickers, smugglers and pirates to vigilante conservationists, stowaways and seabound abortion-providers, Ian Urbina introduces us to the inhabitants of this hidden world and their risk-fraught lives. Through their extraordinary stories, he uncovers a globe-spanning network of crime and exploitation that emanates from the fishing, oil and shipping industries - but to which all of us are connected. LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2019 'An astonishing book about a world most of us don't even know exists' Oliver Bullough, author of Moneyland 'An outstanding investigation of a global criminal culture on the high seas' Guardian 'Truly important... A complex portrait of an unseen and disturbing world' New York Times

The Outlaw Sea

Author: William Langewiesche

Publisher: North Point Press

ISBN: 1429954590

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 4960


The open ocean--that vast expanse of international waters--spreads across three-fourths of the globe. It is a place of storms and danger, both natural and manmade. And at a time when every last patch of land is claimed by one government or another, it is a place that remains radically free. With typically understated lyricism, William Langewiesche explores this ocean world and the enterprises--licit and illicit--that flourish in the privacy afforded by its horizons. But its efficiencies are accompanied by global problems--shipwrecks and pollution, the hard lives and deaths of the crews of the gargantuan ships, and the growth of two pathogens: a modern and sophisticated strain of piracy and its close cousin, the maritime form of the new stateless terrorism. This is the outlaw sea that Langewiesche brings startlingly into view. The ocean is our world, he reminds us, and it is wild.

The Outlaw Sea

Author: William Langewiesche

Publisher: Granta

ISBN: 9781862077317

Category: Accidents

Page: 239

View: 8614


With typically understated lyricism, Langewiesche explores the ocean world and the enterprises--licit and illicit--that flourish in the privacy afforded by its horizons.

Ocean Yearbook

Author: Elisabeth Mann Borgese,Norton Sydney Ginsburg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Electronic journals

Page: N.A

View: 6841


The Outlaw

Author: David Hennessey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Australia

Page: 309

View: 9264


The Outlaw Emotions

Author: John Francis Santino

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Folklore

Page: 538

View: 496