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. The New York Times called it "a smart, engaging book".
The Box won a bronze medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards (2007) in the "Finance/Investment/Economics" category. It also won the 2007 Anderson Medal from the Society for Nautical Research. The Box was shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award (2006).
- Levinson, Marc (2006). The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-12324-1.
- Levison, Marc (2016). The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger (2nd ed.). Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0-691-17081-7.
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