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The Resource Down to the sea in ships : of ageless oceans and modern men, Horatio Clare

Down to the sea in ships : of ageless oceans and modern men, Horatio Clare

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Down to the sea in ships : of ageless oceans and modern men
Title
Down to the sea in ships
Title remainder
of ageless oceans and modern men
Statement of responsibility
Horatio Clare
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For centuries, container ships have sailed and motored their way across the world's oceans and yet little thought is given to the men who, today, cross seas for a living. Their cargo is everything that is essential to the world on dry land, and the story of how the things we need get to where we need them is anything but simple. Teams of men take on physically taxing tasks, face battering waves, endure administrative deadlocks, and brave pirate-infested waters. And all around the sea remains an unknowable, unassailable force, its vastness instantly dwarfing even the largest container vessel. Horatio Clare climbed aboard as writer-in-residence to a large shipping company - and was taken in by Cpatain and crew as a temporary seafarer. In this book, Clare provides a beautiful and terrifying portrait of the ocean and a study of big business afloat
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1973-
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Clare, Horatio
Dewey number
  • 910.4'5'092
  • 910.45092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clare, Horatio
  • Seafaring life
  • Travel and Tourism
Label
Down to the sea in ships : of ageless oceans and modern men, Horatio Clare
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780099526292
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780099526292
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Down to the sea in ships : of ageless oceans and modern men, Horatio Clare
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780099526292
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780099526292
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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