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The outlaw ocean : crime and survival in the last untamed frontier

Urbina, Ian2019
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 under no clear international authority, these immense regions of treacherous water play host to the unbridled extremes of human behaviour and activity. Traffickers and smugglers, pirates and mercenaries, wreck thieves and repo men, vigilante conservationists and elusive poachers, seabound abortion-providers, clandestine oil-dumpers, shackled slaves and cast-adrift stowaways- drawing on five years of perilous and intrepid reporting, often hundreds of miles from shore, Urbina introduces us to the inhabitants of this hidden world and their risk-fraught lives. Through their stories of astonishing courage and brutality, survival and tragedy, he uncovers a globe-spanning network of crime and exploitation that emanates from the fishing, oil and shipping industries, and on which the world's economies rely. Both a gripping adventure story and a stunning expose, this unique work of reportage brings fully into view for the first time the disturbing reality of a floating world that connects us all, a place where anyone can do anything because no one is watching.
London : The Bodley Head, 2019.
xiv, 544 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Storming the Thunder -- 2. The Lone Patrol -- 3. A Rusty Kingdom -- 4. The Scofflaw Fleet -- 5. Adelaide's Voyage -- 6. Jail Without Bars -- 7. Raiders of Lost Arks -- 8. The Middlemen -- 9. The Next Frontier -- 10. Sea Slavery -- 11.Waste Away -- 12. Fluid Borders -- 13. Armed and Dangerous -- 14. The Somali 7 -- 15. Hunting Hunters.
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryAdult Non Fiction - True Crime364.164 URBOnloan - Due: 05 Jul 2024
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