Fiction Books:

In Search of Pirates

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

In Search of Pirates

A Modern Day Odyssey in the South China Seas

Format

Hardback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

In Search of Pirates: A Modern Day Odyssey in the South China Seas by Robert Stuart
Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

The author's search for pirates began when he was living in Singapore, after hearing a report on the BBC World Service's "East Asia Today" programme of yet another hijacking of a ship in the South China Sea and how the Singapore government in particular was calling for immediate action to stamp out sea piracy once and for all. Until then his image of the pirate had been a romantic, storybook one. The remote tropical coastlines and numerous scattered islands of the South China Sea around Malaysia and Indonesia are host to one third of the world's commercial shipping which passes through the narrow straits of Malacca and Singapore. At any time, hundreds of ships can be seen there, either passing through or at anchor. With little water between their valuable cargoes and the poor people on the shore, this conveyor-belt of glittering prizes must prove an irresistible temptation. This is a detailed analysis of the factual and historic details of piracy in the South China Sea, as well as a broad exploration of the cultural and economic climate which makes this area the most dangerous area for shipping in the world.

Author Biography

Rob Stuart divides his time between freelance journalism and television. He is married with two daughters and lives both in Cheshire and, when possible, in mid-Wales.
Release date NZ
September 9th, 2002
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
8 pp colour illustrations
Imprint
Mainstream Publishing
Pages
224
Dimensions
156x234x25
ISBN-13
9781840185690
Product ID
1662601

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 254 Banana Points