CQout Online Auctions CQout Online Auctions Home register to sell and buy at CQout! read our Frequently Asked Questions buy at CQout!sell at CQout! services for CQout registered users search for items or usernames at CQout
Click to enlarge image
Click to enlarge image
Keyword Filter
Advanced Search
Seller ID Filter
Category Filter
Books, Comics, Magazines
Antiquarian, Rare & First Editions
Antiques & Collectables
Art, Architecture & Photography
Audio Books
Calendars, Diaries, Annuals
Children,Young Adults Books
Comics & Graphic Novels
Computing & Internet
Cookery & Food
Crime, Thrillers & Mystery
Educational & Text Books
Fiction - General
Gay & Lesbian
Health, Family & Lifestyle
Hobbies, Crafts & Games
Home Improvements
Horror & Fantasy
Horticulture & Gardening
Information Products, e-books
Management & Business
Manuals & Handbooks
Military, Police & Services
Mind, Body & Spirit
Music, Stage & Screen
Nature, Wildlife & Animals
Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Pass times & Leisure
Printed Ephemera
Religion & Spirituality
Science, Technical & Medical
Science Fiction
Social Sciences
Stage & Screen
Topography/ Local Interest
Travel & Holidays
Transport & Motoring
True Crimes
Other Books, Comics, Magazines
Item Title:

The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the- Ma


Books, Comics, Magazines



Item Condition: New
Current Time:22 Oct 16 04:56:21
Time & Date displayed is forUnited States - EDT
Auction Closes:Learn more about Instant Buy

Quantity: (3 Available)
Price per item: £28.14 ($34.53)

Postage: £8.95 ($10.98)
  Change Default Country For Your View Settings
Select Your Country:

Change default country to United KingdomUK
Change default country to IrelandIreland
Change default country to CanadaCanada
Change default country to AustraliaAustralia
Change default country to United StatesUSA

What do you want from an online auction site?

CQ has been doing all of that since 1999. We haven't made a big noise about it, we've just quietly collected Buyers and Sellers in over 80 countries by word of mouth, doing things the best way we know how and responding to our users needs.

Want to join the CQ community? Just click on your home country to start.
To: United States (change country) | see all details |
Payments: You can pay with your Debit or Credit card using, EasyPay, our in-house payment service You can pay with your Debit or Credit card using SecurePay, our in-house escrow service card logos
Sell to:International
Item Specifics - Books ISBN : 9780691136400
Author : Marc Levinson
28.14 15609924 The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the http://medium.snazal.com/?9780691136400 http://large.snazal.com/?9780691136400 Marc Levinson 9780691136400 9780691136400 Media Books
Lot # 15609924
This item has been viewed 166 times
Seller Info
Bookshop2000 (106|0)
Learn more about trusted vendors
  Learn more about trade sellers
Item Location: Leicester
Seller Location: United Kingdom

Ask A Question
Seller's other items
Visit Seller:
Item Description
Email this listing to a friendtop
Title: The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the

Author(s): Marc Levinson
ISBN: 9780691136400
Sku Code: 9780691136400
Media > Books
The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger (New in Paper)
One of the most significant, yet least noticed, economic developments of the last few decades [was] the transformation of international shipping. . . . The idea of containerization was simple: to move trailer-size loads of goods seamlessly among trucks, trains and ships, without breaking bulk. . . . Along the way, even the most foresighted people made mistakes and lost millions. . . . [A] classic tale of trial and error, and of creative destruction. -- Virginia Postrel, The New York TimesMarc Levinson's concern is business history on a grand scale. He tells a moral tale. There are villains ... and there is one larger than life hero: Malcom McLean. . . . Levinson has produced a fascinating exposition of the romance of the steel container. I'll never look at a truck in the same way again. -- Howard Davies, The TimesLike much of today's international cargo, Marc Levinson's The Box arrives 'just in time.'. . . It is a tribute to the box itself that far-off places matter so much to us now: It has eased trade, sped up delivery, lowered prices and widened the offering of goods everywhere. Not bad for something so simple and self-contained. -- Tim W. Ferguson, The Wall Street Journal[A] smart, engaging book. . . . Mr. Levinson makes a persuasive case that the container has been woefully underappreciated. . . . [T]he story he tells is that of a classic disruptive technology: the world worked in one fashion before the container came onto the scene, and in a completely different fashion after it took hold. -- Joe Nocera, The New York TimesMr Levinson. . . . makes a strong case that it was McLean's thinking that led to modern-day containerisation. It altered the economics of shipping and with that the flow of world trade. Without the container, there would be no globalization. -- The EconomistA fascinating new book. . . . [I]t shows vividly how resistance to technological change caused shipping movements to migrate away from the Hudson river to other East Coast ports. -- Management TodayMarc Levinson's The Box . . . illustrates clearly how great risks are taken by entrepreneurs when entrenched interests and government regulators conspire against them. Even after these opponents are dispatched, technological and economic uncertainty plague the entrepreneur just as much as the vaunted 'first-mover advantage' blesses him, perhaps more. The story of the shipping container is the story of the opponents of innovation. -- Chris Berg, Institute of Public Affairs ReviewInternational trade . . . owes its exponential growth to something utterly ordinary and overlooked, says author Marc Levinson: the metal shipping container.... The Box makes a strong argument. . . . Levinson . . . spins yarns of the men who fought to retain the old On the Waterfront ways and of those who made the box ubiquitous. -- Michael Arndt, BusinessWeek[An] enlightening new history. . . . [The shipping container] was the real-world equivalent of the Internet revolution. -- Justin Fox, FortuneMarc Levinson's The Box is . . . broad-ranging and . . . readable. It describes not just the amazing course of the container-ship phenomenon but the turmoil of human affairs in its wake. -- Bob Simmons, The Seattle TimesAuthor and economist Marc Levinson recounts the little-known story of how the humble shipping container has revolutionized world commerce. He tells his tale using just the right blend of hard economic data and human interest. . . . Mr. Levinson's elegant weave of transportation economics, innovation, and geography is economic history at its accessible best. -- David K. Hurst, Strategy + BusinessThe 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 HeraldThis well-researched and highly readable book about the ubiquitous containers that carry so much of the world's freight will no doubt surprise most readers with its description of the immensity of the impact this simple rectangular steel box has had on global and regional economics, employment, labor relations, and the environment. . . . The Box makes for an excellent primer on innovation, risk taking, and strategic thinking. It's also a thoroughly good read. -- Craig B. Grossgart, Taiwan Business TopicsThe ubiquitous shipping container . . . as Mark Levinson's multilayered study shows . . . has transformed the global economy. -- The AustralianBy artfully weaving together the nuts and bolts of what happened at which port with the grand sweep of economic history, Levinson has produced a marvelous read for anyone who cares about how the interconnected world economy came to be. -- Neil Irwin, Washington PostHere's another item we see every day that had a revolutionary effect. The shipping container didn't just rearrange the shipping industry, or make winners of some ports (Seattle and Tacoma among them). It changed the dynamics and economics of where goods are made and shipped to. -- Bill Virgin, Seattle Post-IntelligencerExcellent. -- J Bradford DeLong, The Edge Financial DailyAn engrossing read. . . . The book is well written, with detailed notes and an index. I found it absorbing and informative from the first page. -- Sydney Morning HeraldA fascinating history of the shipping container. -- Richard N. Cooper, Foreign AffairsFor sheer originality . . . [this book] by Marc Levinson, is hard to beat. The Box explains how the modern era of globalization was made possible, not by politicians agreeing to cut trade tariffs and quotas, but by the humble shipping container. -- David Smith, The Sunday TimesIngenious analysis of the phenomenon of containerism. -- Stefan Stern, Financial TimesThis is a smoothly written history of the ocean shipping container. . . . Marc Levinson turns it into a fascinating economic history of the last 50 years that helps us to understand globalization and industrial growth in North America. -- Harvey Schachter, Globe and MailThis is an ingenious analysis of containerization--a process that, Levinson argues, in fact made globalization possible. -- Business VoiceUsing a blend of hard economic data and financial projections, combined with human interest, Levinson manages to provide insights into a revolution that changed transport forever and transformed world trade. -- Leon Gettler, The AgeThere is much to like about Marc Levinson's recent book, The Box. . . . Levinson uses rich detail, a combination of archival and anecdotal data to build his story, and is constantly moving across levels of observation. . . . And the story of the box is a very good read. -- Administrative Science QuarterlyA lively and entertaining history of the shipping container. . . . The Box does a fine job of demonstrating how exciting the container industry is, and how much economists stand to lose by ignoring it. -- William Sjostrom, EH.NetThe Box is highly recommended for anyone with an interest in understanding the emergence of our contemporary 'globalized' world economy. -- Pierre Desrochers, Independent Review[T]he insights the book provides make it a worthwhile read for anyone interested in how international trade in goods has evolved over the last 50 years. -- Meredith A. Crowley, World Trade ReviewThe Box reveals the subject to be interesting and powerful, shedding light on all kinds of issues, from the role of trade unions to the Vietnam War. -- NUMAST Telegraph

We specialise in discounted computer and academic books. We have books on all subjects including; Adobe graphics, Programming, Security, Networking, Database, Web, office, OS & certification books. We also stock books on business, finance, science, engineering and biographies. Please ask for info.

Title Search:
Author Search:
ISBN Search:
Terms & Conditions
  • Please note due to our discounted prices and high demand, books do go out of stock, if this is the case we will notify you and refund you in full. So please discuss any issues with our customer services before leaving any negative feedback.

  • The term P & P means Postage, Packaging Material and Handling cost. We try to provide our customers with good service consisting of quality packaging and fast dispatch (please see our feedback). If the courier charges more then the above postage cost, then we will require the additional postage cost from you. However if you feel the postage charges are too high then a full refund will be issued. Due to our extremely low prices - No discount will be given on postage.

  • Please note we have eight warehouses based in the United Kingdom. Although every effort is made to ensure that multiple purchases are combined and sent together - in some instances multiple purchases may be delivered separately. If this is the case we will email you to let you know. Our priority is to make sure you the customer receive your order as quickly as possible.
World Wide International Seller
We aim to dispatch your orders the Same Day after payment.

Learn more about trusted vendorsLearn more about trade sellers
View this Seller's Returns Policy

Postage & PackingUnited KingdomInternational
ExpressNot Specified - AskNot Specified - Ask

Payment Options:
Integrated OnlineYou can pay with your Debit or Credit card using EasyPay, our in-house payment serviceYou can pay with your Debit or Credit card using SecurePay, our in-house escrow service

Ask the seller a question top

Use this form to send an email to the seller to ask questions you may have about this item only.
Always Ask Before you bid. You can not retract a bid once an auction is closed.

See More Great Items From This Seller top
Click here for details
Ian Fleming's Commandos: The Story of 30 Assault Unit in WWII- Ni-Used

Closes: Instant Buy
Current Bid: £0.90 ($1.10) (no reserve)
Click here for details
Ian Fleming's Commandos: The Story of 30 Assault Unit in WWII- Nichola

Closes: Instant Buy
Current Bid: £2.34 ($2.87) (no reserve)
Click here for details
Ian Fleming's Commandos: The Story of 30 Assault Unit in WWII: Th-Used

Closes: Instant Buy
Current Bid: £0.90 ($1.10) (no reserve)
Click here for details
Ian Fleming's Commandos: The Story of 30 Assault Unit in WWII: The- Ni

Closes: Instant Buy
Current Bid: £5.14 ($6.31) (no reserve)
Click here for details
Ian Fleming's Secret War- Craig Cabell

Closes: Instant Buy
Current Bid: £18.72 ($22.97) (no reserve)
Click here for details
Ian Fleming's Secret War- Craig Cabell-Used

Closes: Instant Buy
Current Bid: £0.90 ($1.10) (no reserve)
Click here for details
Ian Hamilton Collected Poems- Ian Hamilton

Closes: Instant Buy
Current Bid: £62.96 ($77.25) (no reserve)

© CQout Ltd., 1999-2016 home | help | services | search | listings | register | affiliates | RightsWatch | about us | press | Blog | contact us
All Rights Reserved. Use of this website constitutes acceptance of our terms & conditions and site rules.