By Rose George
There are 40,000 freighters at the seas. among them they create approximately every thing we consume, put on and paintings with. And but this large worldwide has remained mostly unexamined: it passes by way of out of sight for many folks and, during the 'flags of convenience' procedure, its doubtful practices usually slip below the radar of regulators. during this special 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 regulate guards, and ship-spotters. She meets the beachcombers who song the 10,000 bins which are misplaced each year, the robots who're progressively changing human crews, and the environmentalists campaigning opposed to the tide of marine pollutants. Intrepid, educated and tenacious, George steers a yes path in the course of the murky, character-rich waters of overseas delivery.