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The Box:
How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger
Marc Levinson

Paper | 2008 | $14.95 / £8.95
Cloth | 2006 | $24.95 / £14.95
400 pp. | 6 x 9 | 1 halftone. 1 line illus. 6 tables.

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Marc Levinson

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Clip 1. Why has something as common as the shipping container not been written about before? (1:05)
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Clip 2. How did you come to write the book? (1:03)
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Clip 3. Why was trade so difficult before shipping containers came on the scene? (1:25)
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Clip 4. How long did it take for container shipping to take off? (1:40)
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Clip 5. Was there opposition from those dedicated to shipping the old-fashioned way? (1:31)
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Clip 6. Who were the leaders in making container shipping succeed? (2:20)
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Clip 7. How did the industry come to agree on a single, optimal container design? (3:54)
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Clip 8. How did the Vietnam War demonstrate the efficiencies of containerization? (2:22)
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Clip 9. What larger economic changes did container shipping bring about? (2:55)
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Clip 10. What would Marlon Brando's character in On the Waterfront  think? (0:41)
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File created: 6/13/2008

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