Outlaw Sea, the
By (author) William Langewiesche
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Outlaw Sea, the by William Langewiesche
Book DescriptionThe open ocean--that vast expanse of international waters--spreads across three-fourths of the globe. It is a place of storms and danger, both natural and manmade. And at a time when every last patch of land is claimed by one government or another, it is a place that remains radically free. With typically understated lyricism, William Langewiesche explores this ocean world and the enterprises--licit and illicit--that flourish in the privacy afforded by its horizons. But its efficiencies are accompanied by global problems--shipwrecks and pollution, the hard lives and deaths of the crews of the gargantuan ships, and the growth of two pathogens: a modern and sophisticated strain of piracy and its close cousin, the maritime form of the new stateless terrorism.This is the outlaw sea that Langewiesche brings startlingly into view. The ocean is our world, he reminds us, and it is wild.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780865477223
(208mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: North Point Press
Publisher: North Point Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author William Langewiesche
American Ground, Paperback (September 2011)
Released for the 10-year anniversary, the story of the Ground Zero clean-up; a landmark piece of journalism and a 'classic of frontline reportage'
Aloft, Paperback (February 2010)
Includes essays that consider how flying has altered not only how we move about the earth, but also how we view our world and our place in it. With descriptions of excitement of flight, this title discusses the risks that go with this beauty: the perils of air traffic control, and the dangers of nervous passengers and bad weather.
Fly By Wire, Paperback (February 2010)
From the testing laboratories where engineers struggle to build a jet engine that can resist bird attacks, through the creation of the A320 in France, to the political and social forces that have sought to minimize the impact of revolutionary fly-by-wire technology, this work lets us question our assumptions about human beings in modern aviation.
Inside the Sky, Paperback (July 1999)» View all books by William Langewiesche
In this insightful and poetic reflection of the first century of human flight, Langewiesche considers how flying has altered not only how we move about the world but also how we see ourselves "in" the world. Map.
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Author Biography - William Langewiesche
William Langewiesche is the author of four previous books, "Cutting for Sign," "Sahara Unveiled," "Inside the Sky," and "American Ground." He is a correspondent for "The Atlantic Monthly," where "The Outlaw Sea" originated.
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