The Box tells the story of how a simple invention – the shipping container – revolutionized world trade and made the modern economy possible. Marc Levinson, an economist with extensive knowledge of maritime history, provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes account of the box’s development and its far-reaching effects on manufacturing, agriculture, retailing, politics, even music.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for people who want to know more about the shipping container and how it has impacted world trade. It provides a detailed history of the box’s development and its various applications.
- The Box provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes account of the shipping container’s development and its far-reaching effects on manufacturing, agriculture, retailing, politics, even music.
- The book is well researched and Marc Levinson has extensive knowledge of maritime history.
- The Box is an interesting read for anyone interested in computers & technology or economics.
- This book is dense and may be difficult for the average reader to get through
- The author’s extensive knowledge of maritime history may not be interesting or relevant to all readers
- This book does not contain many images
Learn more about the author
Marc Levinson is an economist who has written extensively about maritime history. He is a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the author of several books, including The Economist’s Guide to Economic History and Hallowed Ground: A Walk Through America’s Megachurches.
“It is astonishing to me that I had never heard of this book before. The shipping container has impacted every area of our lives and Levinson does an excellent job telling its story. If you want to understand globalization, this is the place to start.”
“The Box is an insightful and compelling history of the shipping container, its impact on global trade, and the economy as a whole. Levinson does an admirable job of explaining complex concepts in clear language without oversimplifying matters. The book provides a detailed look at how this ubiquitous piece of cargo has shaped our current way of life.”
“Levinson has produced a gripping, insightful and highly informative account of the shipping container’s impact on world trade. The Box is destined to become a classic business history.”
“The Box is a well-researched, engaging history of the shipping container and its impact on global trade. Marc Levinson makes complex economic concepts understandable for the average reader, and his use of concrete examples brings the story to life. This book is highly recommended for anyone interested in modern economics or business.”