The Resource In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex, Nathaniel Philbrick, (book club kit)

In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex, Nathaniel Philbrick, (book club kit)

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
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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
910/.9164
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
G530.E77
LC item number
P45 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex, Nathaniel Philbrick, (book club kit)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-289) and index
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • The attack
  • ch. 6.
  • The plan
  • ch. 7.
  • At sea
  • ch. 8.
  • Centering down
  • ch. 9.
  • The island
  • ch. 1.
  • ch. 10.
  • The whisper of necessity
  • ch. 11.
  • Games of change
  • ch. 12.
  • In the eagle's shadow
  • ch. 13.
  • Homecoming
  • ch. 14.
  • Consequences
  • Nantucket
  • Epilogue : bones
  • ch. 2.
  • Knockdown
  • ch. 3.
  • First blood
  • ch. 4.
  • The lees of fire
Dimensions
in 1 Canvas Bag with ID Tag.
Extent
5 Books, 1 Binder;
System control number
ocm46949818
Label
In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex, Nathaniel Philbrick, (book club kit)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-289) and index
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • The attack
  • ch. 6.
  • The plan
  • ch. 7.
  • At sea
  • ch. 8.
  • Centering down
  • ch. 9.
  • The island
  • ch. 1.
  • ch. 10.
  • The whisper of necessity
  • ch. 11.
  • Games of change
  • ch. 12.
  • In the eagle's shadow
  • ch. 13.
  • Homecoming
  • ch. 14.
  • Consequences
  • Nantucket
  • Epilogue : bones
  • ch. 2.
  • Knockdown
  • ch. 3.
  • First blood
  • ch. 4.
  • The lees of fire
Dimensions
in 1 Canvas Bag with ID Tag.
Extent
5 Books, 1 Binder;
System control number
ocm46949818

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