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

In the heart of the sea : the true story of the whaleship Essex, Nathaniel Philbrick

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In the heart of the sea : the true story of the whaleship Essex
Title
In the heart of the sea
Title remainder
the true story of the whaleship Essex
Statement of responsibility
Nathaniel Philbrick
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The ordeal of the whaleship Essex was an event as mythic in the nineteenth century as the sinking of the Titanic was in the twentieth. In 1819, the Essex left Nantucket for the South Pacific with twenty crew members aboard. In the middle of the South Pacific the ship was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale. The crew drifted for more than ninety days in three tiny whaleboats, succumbing to weather, hunger, disease, and ultimately turning to drastic measures in the fight for survival. Philbrick uses little-known documents - including a long-lost account written by the ship's cabin boy - and penetrating details about whaling and the Nantucket community to reveal the chilling events surrounding this epic maritime disaster
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Philbrick, Nathaniel
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
Ages 10 and up
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Essex (Whaleship)
  • Shipwrecks
  • Whaling ships
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
In the heart of the sea : the true story of the whaleship Essex, Nathaniel Philbrick
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Publication
Copyright
Note
First published as 'Revenge of the whale' in the USA by G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 161) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Contents
Ch. one. Nantucket -- ch. two. Knockdown -- ch. three. First blood -- ch. four. Into the Pacific -- ch. five. The attack -- ch. six. The plan -- ch. seven. At sea -- ch. eight. Thirst -- ch. nine. The island -- ch. Ten. The whisper of necessity -- ch. Eleven. Games of chance -- ch. twelve. In the eagle's shadow -- ch. thirteen. Homecoming -- ch. fourteen. Consequences
Control code
p225778230
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Young reader's edition.
Extent
x, 164 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781101997765
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) p225778230
  • (Sirsi) p225778230
Label
In the heart of the sea : the true story of the whaleship Essex, Nathaniel Philbrick
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published as 'Revenge of the whale' in the USA by G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 161) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Contents
Ch. one. Nantucket -- ch. two. Knockdown -- ch. three. First blood -- ch. four. Into the Pacific -- ch. five. The attack -- ch. six. The plan -- ch. seven. At sea -- ch. eight. Thirst -- ch. nine. The island -- ch. Ten. The whisper of necessity -- ch. Eleven. Games of chance -- ch. twelve. In the eagle's shadow -- ch. thirteen. Homecoming -- ch. fourteen. Consequences
Control code
p225778230
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Young reader's edition.
Extent
x, 164 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781101997765
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) p225778230
  • (Sirsi) p225778230

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