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Modern Piracy: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues) Hardcover – November 2, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1598844337 ISBN-10: 1598844334
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• Explains crucial but convoluted topics such as international law and global trade patterns in accessible, easy-to-understand language

• Examines the causes and effects of modern piracy throughout the world over the last few decades

• Helps readers comprehend piracy within the larger economic and geopolitical contexts that influence other important present-day issues

• Offers coverage appropriate for both high school and college-level students

• Documents important resolutions and laws from the United Nations and European Union as well as U.S. policy statements regarding piracy

• Features charts and tables that provide at-a-glance statistical information on pirate attacks, as well as data on factors that contribute to piracy

• A resources chapter provides an annotated print and electronic bibliography organized by subject (e.g., international law, Somalia and the Horn of Africa, and the Mersk Alabama incident)

• Presents a glossary of short definitions of unfamiliar terms

"This is a compelling and succinct examination of the controversies governments and organizations face when trying to combat this upsurge. Throughout the text, quotes from pirates and those who combat the problem enrich the reader's learning experience. Modern Piracy is one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date analyses on the topic ever published." - Pirates and Privateers

"This well-organized mix of historical background; case studies; and viewpoints, opinions, and analyses explores the complexities of an intriguing contemporary issue." - School Library Journal

"Marley, a naval historian, has written a definitive book on modem piracy, covering piracy from its infancy to recent events (2010). . . . This excellent resource is easy to use; chapter contents are outlined and listed with page numbers. Glossary included. Summing up: Highly recommended." - Choice

Book Description

Piracy is not simply a fabled part of seafaring history that serves as a foundation for entertaining Hollywood movies. Piracy is alive and well in the modern world. Armed with sophisticated tools like GPS locators and cell phones, today's pirates prey on both commercial and private vessels, and their attacks have far-reaching effects.


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