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The Outlaw Sea - A World of Freedom, Chaos and Crime

William Langewiesche

Riveting stories of our last frontier and the acts of God and man upon it Even if we live within sight of the sea, it is easy to forget that our world is an ocean world. The open ocean 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. Forty-three thousand gargantuan ships ply the open ocean, carrying nearly all the raw materials and products on which our lives are built. Many are owned or managed by one-ship companies so ghostly that they exist only on paper. They are the embodiment of modern global capital and the most independent objects on earth--many of them without allegiances of any kind, changing identity and nationality at will. Here is free enterprise at it freest, opportunity taken to extremes. But its efficiencies are accompanied by global problems--shipwrecks and pollution, the hard lives and deaths of the crews, and the growth of two perfectly adapted 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--perennially defiant and untamable--that Langewiesche brings startlingly into view. The ocean is our world, he reminds us, and it is wild.

Riveting stories of our last frontier and the acts of God and man upon it Even if we live within sight of the sea, it is easy to forget that our world is an ocean world. The open ocean 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. Forty-three thousand gargantuan ships ply the open ocean, carrying nearly all the raw materials and products on which our lives are built. Many are owned or managed by one-ship companies so ghostly that they exist only on paper. They are the embodiment of modern global capital and the most independent objects on earth--many of them without allegiances of any kind, changing identity and nationality at will. Here is free enterprise at it freest, opportunity taken to extremes. But its efficiencies are accompanied by global problems--shipwrecks and pollution, the hard lives and deaths of the crews, and the growth of two perfectly adapted 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--perennially defiant and untamable--that Langewiesche brings startlingly into view. The ocean is our world, he reminds us, and it is wild.
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Riveting stories of our last frontier and the acts of God and man upon it Even if we live within sight of the sea, it is easy to forget that our world is an ocean world. The open ocean 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. Forty-three thousand gargantuan ships ply the open ocean, carrying nearly all the raw materials and products on which our lives are built. Many are owned or managed by one-ship companies so ghostly that they exist only on paper. They are the embodiment of modern global capital and the most independent objects on earth--many of them without allegiances of any kind, changing identity and nationality at will. Here is free enterprise at it freest, opportunity taken to extremes. But its efficiencies are accompanied by global problems--shipwrecks and pollution, the hard lives and deaths of the crews, and the growth of two perfectly adapted 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--perennially defiant and untamable--that Langewiesche brings startlingly into view. The ocean is our world, he reminds us, and it is wild.

Language:

English

Length:

7h 36m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:20


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:35


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:39


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:27


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:43


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:01


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:25


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:42


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:05


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:04


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:37


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:21


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:00


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:45


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:34


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:38


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:24


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:08


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:34


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:55


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:49


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:07


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:04


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:35


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:42


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:16


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:14


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:01


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:27


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:19


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:41


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:41


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:31


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:01


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:12


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:57


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:21


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:27


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:40


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:16


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:49


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:10


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:04