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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.135793163
Autor Urbina, Ian
Verlag Random House LCC US
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2019
Seitenangabe 544 S.
Meldetext innert 2-3 Tage lieferbar
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
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.135793163
Fr. 28.50
Verfügbarkeit: Am Lager
ISBN: 978-1-5247-1164-1
Verfügbarkeit: innert 2-3 Tage lieferbar

Über den Autor Urbina, Ian

IAN URBINA is the director of the Outlaw Ocean Project and an investigative reporter who writes regularly for The New York Times, The Atlantic, National Geographic and other venues. He has won a Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News, a George Polk Award for Foreign Reporting, and the Chris Dickey Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences. Several of his stories have been developed into major feature films and one was nominated for an Emmy Award. He has degrees in history and cultural anthropology from Georgetown University and the University of Chicago. Before being on staff at the Times for nearly two decades, he wrote about the Middle East and Africa for various outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, Vanity Fair, and Harper's Magazine. He lives in Washington D.C., with his family.

www.theoutlawocean.com

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