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

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

Label
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
Nathaniel Philbrick
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Read about the tragic ship that inspired the story of Moby Dick
  • In 1819, the 238-ton Essex set sail from Nantucket on a routine voyage to hunt whales. Fifteen months later the Essex was rammed and sunk by an enraged sperm whale. Fearing cannibals on the islands to the west, the 20-man crew set out in three small boats for South America, almost 3,000 miles away. Three months later, only eight were left alive. This book shares a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of the whaling tradition, with deep resonance in literature and American history, and in the life of the Nantucket community. - Back cover
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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Philbrick, Nathaniel
Dewey number
910/.9164
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
G530.E77
LC item number
P45 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Essex (Whaleship)
  • Shipwrecks
Label
In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex, Nathaniel Philbrick
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Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Viking, 2000
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-289) and index
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvi, 302 p.
Isbn
9780141001821
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
bl2001003749
Label
In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex, Nathaniel Philbrick
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Viking, 2000
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-289) and index
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvi, 302 p.
Isbn
9780141001821
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
bl2001003749

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