Ninety Percent of Everything

Ninety Percent of Everything

Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on your Back, Gas in your Car, and Food on your Plate

Book - 2013
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Revealing the workings and dangers of freight shipping, the author sails from Rotterdam to Suez to Singapore to present an eye-opening glimpse into an overlooked world filled with suspect practices, dubious operators, and pirates.
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780805092639
0805092633
Branch Call Number: 388.044 GEORG
Characteristics: 287 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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Jane60201 Jun 01, 2014

Interesting book about an unusual subject but sometimes got to be a little more than I really wanted to know.

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looper46
Dec 11, 2013

Like that sweater you got for your wife? Yes, its made in Bangladesh by sweat shop labor, but another reason its so cheap is that it cost 2.1 cents to ship it to the Bay Area. How about that can of Heineken you are sucking down after battling the crowds in the mall? Shipping cost from Holland to Bay Area: 1 cent per can.

Good book on shipping practices, dangerous, boring life, except when the pirates get you. You will dig it.

YOUR NEXT 5k Sep 15, 2013

Rose George is a terrific non-fiction writer: I have often suggested her first book, "The Big Necessity," to readers looking for intelligent, accessible eye-opening non-fiction. I'm pleased to see that 90% of Everything is doing well, also.

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