✪ The Outlaw Ocean Books ✬ Author Ian Urbina – Stevemiddleton.info
I am giving this 4 stars even though dnf, it s well written, I just can t bear the topic so depressing it s breakjng my soul I have been listening all day in the garden, the sun is setting with this warm orange glow and I am listening to another horrendous murder and mutalation I am out, I read to learn and enjoy, this topic is just too heart breakjng, I Quit I received this book via a Goodreads giveaway, hosted by the publisher Thank you This book was great it was primarily very readable in style, and its content shocking, engrossing, and thoroughly researched The author s adventures as a journalist are totally unlike any experiences I ve ever had and I can t believe journalists do so much to share just fractions of those experiences This is a book about crime and law enforcement on parts of the globe that most people will never go to, but demonstrates enormous problems at the highest levels human rights violations, ecology, child labor, climate change, weapons and war The value of human life stands out the strongest for me I probably contribute to these problems too cat food Seafood Overseas production so the appendix gives some useful resources for lessening one s impact and contributing to solutions Don t be afraid of this book s length, as the notes portion occupies a significant chunk, and there are lots of images within each manageable, action packed chapter. A confession except for family vacations, big bodies of water hold no interest for me, nor do looming environmental disasters, since there seem to be enough of these on land I bought The Outlaw Ocean because in a print world dominated by bad news, fake news, and journalists who increasingly write about feelings than fact, Outlaw Ocean seemed different And it is Ian Urbina has written an exemplary book, up there with Diane McWhorter s Carry Me Home and Patrick Radden Keefe s Say Nothing for his ability to seamlessly thread solid stories, great yarns, with data, facts, footnotes, and digressions, as Urbina calls them Urbina s bona fides as an investigative reporter are sealed in Outlaw Ocean, as is his guts in doing what he did, which cozies up to the almost insane Outlaw Ocean makes you feel like you are on the boat, lurching forward, or perilously sideways, and although Urbina is very much part of that story, there is no ego in the telling Although the book has a compelling section of color photos, what I found even enjoyable, and enlightening, were the candid shots, drawings, and diagrams interspersed with the text that were compelling all on their own A spectacular book. Audiobook This work explores some of the darker aspects of how human act as they sail and make use of the oceans As Urbina continues to discuss all the adventures and experiences he had in the creation of this work, it is clear that life on the ocean is as tough as it was in the past Even with all the technologies and advances in navigation and safetylife on the seas is still tough It is also a cutthroat business, one that takes advantage of the lowest rungs of the economic ladder, particularly in South and East Asia, which supplies much of the labor for the various fishing cargo smuggling ships It is also incredibly difficult to police, with law enforcement still a difficult challenge for the nations of the world There is much adventure and Urbina finds himself in so many different situations across the world Many take place in parts of the world few ever see the South Atlantic, Pacific, Indian and Antarctic water Yet, there is just as much boredom and lack of adventure In many ways, the seas remain the same The reader does a good job with the audiobook The rating is the same Overall, worth the time to read listen. A Riveting, Terrifying, Thrilling Story Of A Netherworld That Few People Know About, And Fewer Will Ever See The Soul Of This Book Is As Wild As The Ocean Itself Susan Casey, Best Selling Author Of The Wave In Pursuit Of The Rogues, Freaks, And Giants Of The Ocean A Riveting, Adrenaline Fueled Tour Of A Vast, Lawless And Rampantly Criminal World That Few Have Ever Seen The High SeasThere Are Few Remaining Frontiers On Our Planet But Perhaps The Wildest, And Least Understood, Are The World S Oceans Too Big To Police, And Under No Clear International Authority, These Immense Regions Of Treacherous Water Play Host To Rampant Criminality And ExploitationTraffickers And Smugglers, Pirates And Mercenaries, Wreck Thieves And Repo Men, Vigilante Conservationists And Elusive Poachers, Seabound Abortion Providers, Clandestine Oil Dumpers, Shackled Slaves And Cast Adrift Stowaways Drawing On Five Years Of Perilous And Intrepid Reporting, Often Hundreds Of Miles From Shore, Ian Urbina Introduces Us To The Inhabitants Of This Hidden World Through Their Stories Of Astonishing Courage And Brutality, Survival And Tragedy, He Uncovers A Globe Spanning Network Of Crime And Exploitation That Emanates From The Fishing, Oil And Shipping Industries, And On Which The World S Economies RelyBoth A Gripping Adventure Story And A Stunning Expos , This Unique Work Of Reportage Brings Fully Into View For The First Time The Disturbing Reality Of A Floating World That Connects Us All, A Place Where Anyone Can Do Anything Because No One Is Watching This series of Times reporter first had life experiences tracking down the stories of maritime atrocities, sometimes legal, most times illegal, was most interesting to read Each chapter a well documented narrative about some aspect of ocean going human suffering and or fish tragedy made possible by the seemingly unimaginable yet true account of how our ocean life is being destroyed with the use of modern technology Driven by both poverty and huge profits, each story was captivating in its humanness both in lives lost or tragically damaged by the daily practices that imprison the impoverished of small countries trying to make a living only to have their lives trashed like the many fish they work with daily that are tossed overboard As you read this be prepared to be horrified by what you will learn and to be chastised for supporting this fishing industry with our daily dining while ignoring abuses that make our dinner plates possible I doubt you will ever look at a dinner plate of fish the same ever again, so don t say I didn t warn you here. This is the first nonfiction book I ve read in a year In The Age of Trump, I ve wanted to unplug and immerse myself in fiction Urbina has done a spectacular job of reporting on all the myriad ways that governments and individuals use the international waters to skirt the law everything from human trafficking, illegal fishing, drugs, financial malfeasance The book isn t a dry recitation of facts, but goes up close and in depth to report on the human drama at play on the high seas This book deserves the Pullizer Prize. Exceptional investigative journalism that does not succumb to beat narratives or glib solutions Let this collection trouble your concepts of what separates humans from nature, what is presence and what is void, and how we govern or don t govern ourselves in the presence of so much nothingness Truly a great read. O good investigative reporting.