Dynasties of the Sea
The Shipowners and Financiers Who Expanded the Era of Free TradeBook - 2012
Dynasties of the Sea is the first book to examine one of the most powerful, and least known, forces in global trade and economic development: the world's shipping magnates. Operating from strongholds from Monaco to Hong Kong, London to Athens, Singapore to Oslo, global shipowners and their financiers have changed the world we live in today - by transforming the globe into a single marketplace in which producers and consumers can transact. From transporting agricultural products from Brazil to Africa and the Middle East, to delivering Australian iron ore to China to carrying Middle East crude oil to Asia and the America to carrying almost every article of clothing you are wearing to every electronic device in the world, shipowners have enabled global economic development and helped raise the global standard of living. While ocean shipping remains one of the most important businesses in the world, it is also among the most volatile. Affected by imponderable factors like weather and political upheaval, shipowning cultures have maintained a commitment to the industry that has endured for centuries. The candid, detailed first person profiles that comprise Dynasties of the Sea provide critical insight into the psychology of little known shipping magnates - from how they view risk to what they see happening in the world tomorrow.
Publisher: Stamford, Connecticut : Marine Money, 2012.
Branch Call Number: 387.544 LaRo
Characteristics: xvi, 271 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.