LEVINSON, Mark McLEAN, Malcolm
Title: Box : How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger.
Publisher:  Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford, 2006, ISBN:9780691136400
Seller ID: 87123
LEVINSON, Mark. The Box : How the Shipping Container Made the World Smallerand the World Economy Bigger. With a new preface by the author. Princeton and Oxford : Princeton University Press, (2006). Eleventh Printing. Pp [i]-xvii,(3),-376,(4). Index. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers, lettered inpale blue. "In April 1956, a refitted oil tanker carried fifty-eight shipp ing containers from Newark to Houston. From that modest beginning, container shipping developed into a huge industry that devastated waterfront communities, reshaped manufacturing, destroyed centuries-old ports, and created massive new ports where there wer none before. The Box tells the dramatic story of how the drive and imagination of an iconoclastic entrepreneur, Malcolm McLean, turned containerization from an impractical idea into a phenomenon that slashed transportation costs and made the boom in global trade possible." - from the back cover. Very good. 15.00