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For the great majority of us, the clothes we buy, the books we read, the gas our cars consume, the food we eat all are just there where we buy them. That all these goods needed to be shipped simply does not concern us, unless of course they didn't arrive. For investigative journalist Rose George, the vast, intricate, multibillion dollar shipping industry is a topic of utter fascination. She traveled 6,000 miles over five seas and two oceans to research this invisible industry. She returned with box cars of memorable stories; from astonishing tales of giant busy ports to freelance pirates, larcenous dockworkers, conscientious polluters, and sea merchants who never seem to step on land. Ninety Percent of Everything is one of those extraordinary books that awakens us to essential things that we never think of living without.