The outlaw ocean : journeys across the last untamed frontier
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New York : Vintage Books, 2020.
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9781101972373, 1101972378
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Book
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First edition.
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xiv, 544 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
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English

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [423]-519) and index.
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"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"--,Provided by publisher.
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Perhaps the wildest, and least understood, of the world's remaining frontiers are the oceans. Too big to police, and with no clear international authority, the oceans have become the setting for human trafficking and slavery, environmental crimes and piracy. Urbina gives us a galvanizing account of the high seas, the industries that make use of it, and the people who make their living on it. The result 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. -- adapted from jacket
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APA Citation (style guide)

Urbina, I. (2020). The outlaw ocean: journeys across the last untamed frontier. First edition. New York: Vintage Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Urbina, Ian. 2020. The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier. New York: Vintage Books.

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Urbina, Ian, The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier. New York: Vintage Books, 2020.

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Urbina, Ian. The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier. First edition. New York: Vintage Books, 2020. Print.

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