By Rose George
There are 40,000 freighters at the seas. among them they bring about approximately every thing we devour, put on and paintings with. And but this huge international has remained principally unexamined: it passes by way of out of sight for many people and, during the 'flags of convenience' approach, its doubtful practices usually slip less than the radar of regulators. during this particular research, Rose George travels the excessive seas with their strong naval fleets, pirate gangs, and unlawful floating factories, and visits the ports and their land-bound dockworkers, tycoons, missionaries, stevedores, border keep an eye on guards, and ship-spotters. She meets the beachcombers who music the 10,000 bins which are misplaced each year, the robots who're steadily changing human crews, and the environmentalists campaigning opposed to the tide of marine toxins. Intrepid, trained and tenacious, George steers a definite direction in the course of the murky, character-rich waters of foreign transport.