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Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | History

8 edition of The Box That Changed the World found in the catalog.

The Box That Changed the World

Fifty Years of Container Shipping - An Illustrated History

by Arthur Donovan

  • 67 Want to read
  • 27 Currently reading

Published by Commonwealth Business Media Inc .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ships & Shipbuilding - History,
  • Transportation,
  • Container ships,
  • Containerization,
  • History

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages262
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12209604M
    ISBN 101891131958
    ISBN 109781891131950
    OCLC/WorldCa68044591

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      Half a century ago, the most popular movies were those that involved more intellectual, romantic, or theatric appeals. "Top box office hits have shifted from the historical blockbuster—like Gone with the Wind—to the comic book super-blockbuster—like Spiderman." Technology has facilitated this change as well, he pointed out. World Book Online is an engaging, verified, and trustworthy digital resource for grades pre-K through high school. Become a World Book Insider. Stay up to speed on all we have to offer-plus activities, crafts, and blogs for parents and educators in our newsletter.

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If anyone wants to know the beginnings of the container industry and how, like the title, these boxes changed the world, this is the book to get. filled with both pictures and history, this is Cited by: 7.

The Box That Changed the World book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Book by Donovan, Arthur, Bonney, Joseph4/5. "This book is dynamite. The experts who tell you the transistor and microchips changed the world are off base.

The ugly, unglamorous, little-noticed shipping container has changed the world. Without it, there would be no globalization, no Wal-Mart, maybe even no high-tech. And what looks like low-tech is in fact a breathtaking technological Cited by:   Illustration of a Wardian case in Dr Ward's book On the Growth of Plants in Closely Glazed Cases.

This is a story about a 19th century wooden box that travelled the globe and changed the world. The invention, called the Wardian Case, allowed the mass transport of plants on ships and had a key role in the expansion of the British Empire.

The Container That Changed the World. and ship them off to eager girls all over the world," writes Marc Levinson in the new book "The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World. Buy The Box That Changed the World: Fifty Years of Container Shipping - An Illustrated History 1 by Donovan, Arthur, Bonney, Joseph (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 3. "The Box is an engrossing read The book is well-written, with detailed notes and an index. I found it absorbing and informative from the first page."Graham Williams, Sydney Morning Herald "This is a smoothly written history of the ocean shipping containerReviews:   The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger: : Levinson, Marc: Books Select Your Cookie Preferences We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience, to provide our services, understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements, and display s: The Box that Changed the World - Virginia Postrel The Box that Changed the World My latest--and final-- NYT column tells just a little bit of the fascinating story of how the shipping container transformed the world economy.

Here's the opening, with the obligatory news peg. The Box That Changed the World J. Bradford DeLong It is 40 feet long, or feet high, and eight feet wide. It carries up to 29 tons in its 2, cubic feet of recommended available space – goods worth roughly $, (or more) when sold at retail.

The Box tries to do many things at once - describing how the advent of the shipping container changed trade flows, transformed cities from New York City to Felixstowe to Long Beach and Oakland, and changed the nature of the livelihood of dockworkers.

The Box probably fares best on /5. 1 © North Carolina Museum of History Office of Archives and History, N.C. Department of Cultural Resources The Box That Changed the World By Dr. Tom Hanchett* From Tar Heel Junior Historian (fall ).

It was a simple idea, but a powerful one. Move goods in big metal boxes. Make each box as large as a truck-trailer. Put the box on truck wheels and pull it over the highway.

The box that changed the world: The Cargo Container. Usually about x x 40 feet. We see them everywhere, especially near the coast, but often on the back of flatbed trucks and train flatbeds.

The cargo container is actually an amazing development in the world of. "The Box That Changed The World" tells containerization story Print The book will be released on Ap exactly 50 years to the day the tanker Ideal X, the brainchild of former trucking executive Malcom P.

McLean, sailed from Newark, N.J., for Houston, Texas, with a load of 58 containers on a platform rigged over its deck. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger is a non-fiction book by Marc Levinson charting the historic rise of the intermodal container (shipping container) and how it changed the economic landscape of the global economy.

The New York Times called it "a smart, engaging book". Skip navigation Sign in. Search. The book changed the way we think about the world. It demonstrated that the diversity of the natural world could be explained without recourse to.

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His titles include Books that Changed the World, Famous Books Ancient and Medieval, Freedom Reviews: 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.

But the container didn’t just happen. That hardly justifies the subtitle of a book such as Soul Made Flesh ("the discovery of the brain - and how it changed the world") or the box, or so many others.When the converted oil tanker Ideal-X arrived in the Port of Houston (Texas) on May 1,no one imagined the global change it foreshadowed.

Longshoremen stopped work and ran to the edge of the dock to watch, as did businessmen who had flown from the port of origin in Newark, N.J. Recalled one witness, “We had seen thousands of tankers in Houston, but never one like this.

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