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Colombo Bay

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ISBN-10: 1416568107

ISBN-13: 9781416568100

Edition: N/A

Authors: Richard Pollak

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In the face of killer storms, fires, piracy, and terrorism, container ships the length of city blocks and more than a dozen stories high carry 90 percent of the worlds trade. This is an account of one ship's voyage and of the sailors who daily risk their lives to deliver six million containers a year to United States ports alone. Inside these twenty-foot and forty-foot steel boxes are the thousands of imports -- from chinos and Game Boys to garlic and frozen shrimp -- without which North America's consumer society would collapse.To explore this little-known and dangerous universe of modern seafaring, Richard Pollak joined theColombo Bayin Hong Kong and over the next five weeks sailed with…    
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 12/31/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English