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Ninety Percent of Everything

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

George, Rose

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Ninety Percent of Everything
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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: 1st ed
ISBN: 0805092633
9780805092639
Branch Call Number: 388.044 G348n 2013
Characteristics: 287 p.,ill. ;,25 cm
Alternate Title: 90 percent of everything

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List - Marine Garbage by: multcolib_tamaf Feb 25, 2014

Freight shipping is almost completely invisible to the average person, but to whom is that an advantage? 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.


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Jun 01, 2014
  • Jane60201 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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

Dec 11, 2013
  • looper46 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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.

Sep 15, 2013
  • YOUR NEXT 5k rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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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