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The Resource In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex, by Nathaniel Philbrick

In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex, by Nathaniel Philbrick

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In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex
Title
In the heart of the sea
Title remainder
the tragedy of the whaleship Essex
Statement of responsibility
by Nathaniel Philbrick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1819, the 238-ton Essex set sail from Nantucket on a routine voyage for whales. Fifteen months later, the unthinkable happened: in the farthest reaches of the South Pacific, the Essex was rammed and sunk by an enraged sperm whale. Its twenty-man crew, fearing cannibals on the islands to the west, decided instead to sail their three tiny boats for the distant South American coast. They would eventually travel over 4,500 miles. The next three months tested just how far humans could go in their battle against the sea as, one by one, they succumbed to hunger, thirst, disease and fear. ... This is a timeless account of the human spirit under extreme duress, but it is also a story about a community and about the kind of men and women who lived in a forbidding, remote island like Nantucket. -- Dust jacket
Summary
Recounts the story of the 1820 wreck of the whaleship Essex, which inspired Melville's classic "Moby-Dick," and describes its doomed crew's ninety-day attempt to survive whale attacks and the elements on three tiny lifeboats
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Alex Award, 2001.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2000.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2000.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2000.
  • National Book Award for Nonfiction, 2000.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2000
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2000.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
158063
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
910/.9164
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
G530.E77
LC item number
P45 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the tragedy of the whaleship Essex
Label
In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex, by Nathaniel Philbrick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-289) and index
Contents
  • ch. 5. The
  • attack
  • ch. 6. The
  • plan
  • ch. 7.
  • At sea
  • ch. 8.
  • Centering down
  • ch. 9. The
  • island
  • ch. 1.
  • ch. 10. The
  • whisper of necessity
  • ch. 11.
  • Games of change
  • ch. 12.
  • In the eagle's shadow
  • ch. 13.
  • Homecoming
  • ch. 14.
  • Consequences
  • Nantucket
  • Epilogue : bones
  • ch.2.
  • Knockdown
  • ch. 3.
  • First blood
  • ch. 4. The
  • lees of fire
Control code
1304151
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 302 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670891573
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99053740
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm42736296
  • (OCoLC)42736296
Label
In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex, by Nathaniel Philbrick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-289) and index
Contents
  • ch. 5. The
  • attack
  • ch. 6. The
  • plan
  • ch. 7.
  • At sea
  • ch. 8.
  • Centering down
  • ch. 9. The
  • island
  • ch. 1.
  • ch. 10. The
  • whisper of necessity
  • ch. 11.
  • Games of change
  • ch. 12.
  • In the eagle's shadow
  • ch. 13.
  • Homecoming
  • ch. 14.
  • Consequences
  • Nantucket
  • Epilogue : bones
  • ch.2.
  • Knockdown
  • ch. 3.
  • First blood
  • ch. 4. The
  • lees of fire
Control code
1304151
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 302 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670891573
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99053740
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm42736296
  • (OCoLC)42736296

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