Ninety percent of everything: inside shipping, the invisible industry that puts clothes on your back, gas in your car, and food on your plate
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New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2013.
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Eye-opening and compelling, the overlooked world of freight shipping, revealed as the foundation of our civilization

On ship-tracking websites, the waters are black with dots. Each dot is a ship; each ship is laden with boxes; each box is laden with goods. In postindustrial economies, we no longer produce but buy. We buy, so we must ship. Without shipping there would be no clothes, food, paper, or fuel. Without all those dots, the world would not work.

Freight shipping has been no less revolutionary than the printing press or the Internet, yet it is all but invisible. Away from public scrutiny, shipping revels in suspect practices, dubious operators, and a shady system of "flags of convenience." Infesting our waters, poisoning our air, and a prime culprit of acoustic pollution, shipping is environmentally indefensible. And then there are the pirates.

Rose George, acclaimed chronicler of what we would rather ignore, sails from Rotterdam to Suez to Singapore on ships the length of football fields and the height of Niagara Falls; she patrols the Indian Ocean with an anti-piracy task force; she joins seafaring chaplains, and investigates the harm that ships inflict on endangered whales.

Sharply informative and entertaining, Ninety Percent of Everything reveals the workings and perils of an unseen world that holds the key to our economy, our environment, and our very civilization.

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First edition.
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287 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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English
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9780805092639 :, 0805092633 :

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-269) and index.
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APA Citation (style guide)

George, R. (2013). Ninety percent of everything: inside shipping, the invisible industry that puts clothes on your back, gas in your car, and food on your plate. First edition. New York: Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

George, Rose, 1969-. 2013. Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes On Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food On Your Plate. New York: Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

George, Rose, 1969-, Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes On Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food On Your Plate. New York: Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2013.

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George, Rose. Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes On Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food On Your Plate. First edition. New York: Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2013. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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