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The Box 4 editions

Cover of: The Box by Marc Levinson
About the Book

In April 1956, a refitted oil tanker carried fifty-eight shipping containers from Newark to Houston. From that modest beginning, container shipping developed into a huge industry that made the boom in global trade possible. The Box tells the dramatic story of the container's creation, the decade of struggle before it was widely adopted, and the sweeping economic consequences of the sharp fall in transportation costs that containerization brought about. Drawing on previously neglected sources, economist Marc Levinson shows how the container transformed economic geography, devastating traditional ports such as New York and London and fueling the growth of previously obscure ones, such as Oakland. By making shipping so cheap that industry could locate factories far from its customers, the container paved the way for Asia to become the world's workshop and brought consumers a previously unimaginable variety of low-cost products from around the globe.--From publisher description.

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Cover of: The Box
March 20, 2006, Princeton University Press
The Box
Hardcover in English
Cover of: The box
2006, Princeton University Press
The box
in English
Cover of: The box
2006, Princeton University Press
The box
in English
Cover of: The Box
January 24, 2008, Princeton University Press
The Box
Paperback in English

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December 13, 2011 Edited by 158.158.240.230 Edited without comment.
December 5, 2010 Edited by Open Library Bot Added subjects from MARC records.
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