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
Member of
Title
In the heart of the sea
Creator
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
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • National Book Award for Nonfiction, 2000.
  • Alex Award, 2001.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2000
Awards note
National Book Award for Non-fiction, 2000
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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
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1210
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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the tragedy of the whaleship Essex
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the tragedy of the whaleship Essex
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by Nathaniel Philbrick
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In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex, by Nathaniel Philbrick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-289) and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: February 23, 1821 -- Nantucket -- Knockdown -- First blood -- The lees of fire -- The attack -- The plan -- At sea -- Centering down -- The island -- The whisper of necessity -- Games of chance -- In the eagle's shadow -- Homecoming -- Consequences -- Epilogue: Bones
Control code
ocm42736296
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 302 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780670891573
Lccn
99053740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42736296
  • (Sirsi) a120511

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