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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

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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
Nathaniel Philbrick
Creator
Subject
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
Cataloging source
DLC
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Philbrick, Nathaniel
Dewey number
910/.9164
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Essex (Whale-ship)
  • Shipwrecks
Label
In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex, Nathaniel Philbrick
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Some copies have imprint: Penguin Books, 2015, 21 cm
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 302 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670891573
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
99053740
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(Sirsi) ACE-5396
Label
In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex, Nathaniel Philbrick
Publication
Note
Some copies have imprint: Penguin Books, 2015, 21 cm
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 302 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670891573
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
99053740
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(Sirsi) ACE-5396

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