Ninety Percent of Everything

Ninety Percent of Everything

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Eye-opening and compelling, the overlooked world of freight shipping, revealed as the foundation of our civilization

On ship-tracking websites, the waters are black with dots. Each dot is a ship; each ship is laden with boxes; each box is laden with goods. In postindustrial economies, we no longer produce but buy. We buy, so we must ship. Without shipping there would be no clothes, food, paper, or fuel. Without all those dots, the world would not work.

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“Ninety Percent of Everything” is consistently absorbing, but there are moments when its pulse genuinely quickens.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (August 13, 2013)

Collection: Metropolitan Books

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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