Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Box

Catholicgauzette gave The Box to me as a gift. Besides the touching note where she finally admitted economics serves as a good subfield to geography, The Box was an eye opening biography/globalization book. The book follows the creation of the modern shipping container and how it changed the economics and economic geography of trade and trade communities.

The BBC has adopted The Box idea for its very own The Box program. The program follows how international goods travel from production to purchase. As a feature the BBC placed a GPS unit in a shipping container and is currently mapping its progress. So far the box has yet to leave the British Isles but I hope for an intercontinetal journey soon.

For those interested in the geography of global trade you cannot go wrong with either The Box book or television program.

1 comment:

Dan tdaxp said...

Besides the touching note where she finally admitted economics serves as a good subfield to geography,

lol!