Urbina, Ian: The Outlaw Ocean

Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier

A riveting, adrenaline-fueled journey through some of the most dangerous regions of the earth--the high seas, where lawlessness and physical risk prevail.

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.

Artikelnummer: 978-1-5247-1164-1
Fr. 26.90
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Autor Urbina, Ian
Verlag Random House LCC US
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2019
Seitenangabe 544 S.
Meldetext Neuauflage/Nachdruck unbestimmt
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Abbildungen 73 ILL IN TXT; 16 PP 4C PHOTOS
Masse H23.3 cm x B15.4 cm x D3.8 cm 818 g