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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
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1820, the 240-ton Essex set sail from Nantucket on a routine voyage for whales. Fifteen months later, in the farthest reaches of the South Pacific, it was rammed and sunk by an 80-ton bull sperm whale. Its twenty-man crew, fearing cannibals on the islands to the west, made for the 3,000-mile-distant coast of South America in three tiny boats."--Jacket
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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
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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.
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158063
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
910.4/52
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
G530.E77
LC item number
P45 2000b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Wheeler large print book series
Target audience
adult
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the tragedy of the whaleship Essex
Label
In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex, Nathaniel Philbrick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 403-421)
Control code
1367314
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 427 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781568959443
Isbn Type
(lg. print)
Lccn
00062061
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm44764023
  • (OCoLC)44764023
Label
In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex, Nathaniel Philbrick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 403-421)
Control code
1367314
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 427 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781568959443
Isbn Type
(lg. print)
Lccn
00062061
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm44764023
  • (OCoLC)44764023

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