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The Box

Author : Marc Levinson
ISBN : 9781400880751
Genre : Business & Economics
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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. But the container didn't just happen. Its adoption required huge sums of money, both from private investors and from ports that aspired to be on the leading edge of a new technology. It required years of high-stakes bargaining with two of the titans of organized labor, Harry Bridges and Teddy Gleason, as well as delicate negotiations on standards that made it possible for almost any container to travel on any truck or train or ship. Ultimately, it took McLean's success in supplying U.S. forces in Vietnam to persuade the world of the container's potential. 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. Published in hardcover on the fiftieth anniversary of the first container voyage, this is the first comprehensive history of the shipping container. Now with a new chapter, The Box tells the dramatic story of how the drive and imagination of an iconoclastic entrepreneur turned containerization from an impractical idea into a phenomenon that transformed economic geography, slashed transportation costs, and made the boom in global trade possible.

Summer Fun With Container Creations

Author : Donna Sagen
ISBN : 152336582X
Genre :
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A simple, yet complete guide to container gardening. The author, Donna Sagen, owns a successful container gardening business that plants and maintains over 600 planters every year. She started her business in 2005 and has 12 years of experience to share. The booklet covers everything from planter selection and placement ideas, to determining sun exposure so you get the right plants, to planter layouts planting tips, to basic care for the plants. Donna includes color illustrations throughout the booklet to give a visual explanation of her ideas. Her website (www.ContainerCreationsPlus.com) and blog go hand in hand with this booklet. The website includes over 200 beautiful pictures of plant combinations you can copy and and the blog gives ongoing support for your planters.

Official Gazette Of The United States Patent Office

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ISBN : PSU:000065837702
Genre : Patents
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Hong Kong Comics

Author : Wendy Siuyi Wong
ISBN : 1584230819
Genre : Art
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Asian comics are increasingly popular in the West, where comic and illustration enthusiasts prize them as objects of cultlike devotion. The growing interest in Japanese manga and Chinese manhua-broad terms that refer to cartoons, comics, and picture story books-stems equally from a desire for exotic forms of entertainment and an ever-increasing interest in the artistic, cultural, and political traditions of their originating countries. Wendy Siuyi Wong's voluminously illustrated book Hong Kong Comics examines the history of this genre from its beginnings in the early twentieth century to its most influential contemporary practitioners, and in the process traces the origin of a unique Hong Kong style. Over one thousand color manhua (each with English annotation) introduce the reader to this rich and varied form of Chinese popular culture. Wong examines a wide range of comic types, from political cartoons, to "lighthearted" humor comics, children's stories, and violent kung fu fighting works. Hong Kong Comics is the first comprehensive illustrated survey of the diverse and fascinating world of Hong Kong manhua.

Interior Landscape Industry

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924068945843
Genre : Interior landscaping
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Principles Of Package Development

Author : Roger C. Griffin
ISBN : 9789401173827
Genre : Science
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Since the first edition of "Principles of Packaging Development" was published, the packaging industry has undergone many profound changes. These have included the virtual elimination of cellophane and its replacement with oriented polypropylene as a carton overwrap, fluid milk in blow-molded HDPE bottles, PET beverage bottles, cookie bags and cartons lined with polyolefin coextrusions instead of waxed glassine, and bread in reclosable polyolefin and coextruded film bags. New phrases have also worked their way into the lexicon of the practic ing packaging technologist, such as "child resistance" and "tamper evident. " This most popular text on packaging demanded updating. How these phrases and ideas have affected the industry in the 1980s and how they will probably alter its course in the future are treated. New concepts of packaging system planning and forecasting tech niques are intruding into package management, and new chapters will introduce them to the reader. The years have added a certain degree of maturity to the packaging industry. Not only have the original authors broadened their per spectives and changed professional responsibilities, we have also in cluded a third co-author, Dr. Aaron L. Brody, whose experience in the industry, academic background, and erudite insights into the very na ture of packaging have added an unparalled degree of depth to this book. We would like to thank David L.

Potted

Author : Annette Goliti Gutierrez
ISBN : 9781604696974
Genre : Plant containers
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This lushly photographed project book features 23 DIY containers that bring high-end, low-cost style to outdoor spaces.

Index Of Trademarks Issued From The United States Patent And Trademark Office

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ISBN : OSU:32437010527766
Genre : Trademarks
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Billboard

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Container Architecture

Author : Jure Kotnik
ISBN : 8496969223
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 23. 37 MB
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A sensible answer to many of our most challenging housing problems, container architecture is the hottest thing in building today. Easy to transport, environmentally friendly, reusable and recyclable, container buildings are the home of the future today. Container Architecture presents the findings of three years of research into container architecture, showcasing more than 140 top projects with detailed full-color photographs and full resource lists. Container Architecture can hardly contain all these great ideas and innovative solutions—get it now!

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