The Outlaw Sea

This is the outlaw sea that Langewiesche brings startlingly into view. The ocean is our world, he reminds us, and it is wild.

The Outlaw Sea

The Outlaw Sea

The open ocean--that vast expanse of international waters--spreads across three-fourths of the globe. It is a place of storms and danger, both natural and manmade. And at a time when every last patch of land is claimed by one government or another, it is a place that remains radically free. With typically understated lyricism, William Langewiesche explores this ocean world and the enterprises--licit and illicit--that flourish in the privacy afforded by its horizons. But its efficiencies are accompanied by global problems--shipwrecks and pollution, the hard lives and deaths of the crews of the gargantuan ships, and the growth of two pathogens: a modern and sophisticated strain of piracy and its close cousin, the maritime form of the new stateless terrorism. This is the outlaw sea that Langewiesche brings startlingly into view. The ocean is our world, he reminds us, and it is wild.

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The Outlaw Sea
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: William Langewiesche
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-07-20 - Publisher: North Point Press

The open ocean--that vast expanse of international waters--spreads across three-fourths of the globe. It is a place of storms and danger, both natural and manmade. And at a time when every last patch of land is claimed by one government or another, it is a place that remains radically free.
The Outlaw Ocean
Language: en
Pages: 560
Authors: Ian Urbina
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-19 - Publisher: Random House

'Just incredible' Naomi Klein 'Gripping and shocking...with the pace of a thriller' The Times A New York Times bestseller, The Outlaw Ocean is a riveting, adrenalin-fuelled tour of a vast, lawless and rampantly criminal world that few have ever seen: the high seas. The oceans are some of the last
Sahara Unveiled
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: William Langewiesche
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-20 - Publisher: Vintage

It is as vast as the United States and so arid that most bacteria cannot survive there. Its loneliness is so extreme it is said thatmigratory birds will land beside travelers, just for the company. William Langewiesche came to the Sahara to see it as its inhabitants do, riding its
Cutting for Sign
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: William Langewiesche
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: Vintage

With the demise of the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain, there remains no more potent--or notorious--political border than the 1,951-mile division between the US and Mexico. Langewiesche shows us how a simple line--a legalism across the land--is also a mirror that reflects our ideals and fears.
Global Rhythm
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: William Langewiesche
Categories: Popular music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher:

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