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The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger

The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger is a non-fiction book by Marc Levinson charting the historic rise of the intermodal container (shipping container) and how it changed the economic landscape of the global economy.[1][2] The New York Times called it "a smart, engaging book".[3]

The book inspired the name for the "The Box" project run by BBC News from September 2008 onwards, in which the BBC were tracking a container for a period of one year.[4]

The Box won a bronze medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards (2007) in the "Finance/Investment/Economics" category.[5] The Box was shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award (2006).[6]

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  • Levinson, Marc (2006). The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger. Princeton University Press. ISBN . 

References

  1. ^ Davies, Howard (2006-04-01). "Thinking outside the box". Times Online. 
  2. ^ Krug, Nora (2008-04-13). "Globalization 1.0". Washington Post. 
  3. ^ Nocera, Joe (2006-05-13). "A Revolution That Came In a Box". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-01-24. 
  4. ^ Hillman, Jeremy (2008-09-08). "The Box takes off on global journey". BBC News. 
  5. ^ "Announcing 2007 Independent Publisher Book Awards Results". Independent Publisher Book Awards. 2007. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Award shortlist announced 2006". Financial Times. 18 September 2006. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
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