In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex
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New York : Viking, 2000.
Physical Desc
xvi, 302 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Round Rock Public Library - Adult (2nd floor)  1 available
NF 910.916 PHI

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Language
English
ISBN
9780670891573, 0670891576
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Level 8.8, 14 Points

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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. Nathaniel 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. An intense and mesmerizing read, In the Heart of the Sea is a monumental work of history forever placing the Essex tragedy in the American historical canon.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Philbrick, N. (2000). In the heart of the sea: the tragedy of the whaleship Essex . Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Philbrick, Nathaniel. 2000. In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex. New York: Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Philbrick, Nathaniel. In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex New York: Viking, 2000.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Philbrick, Nathaniel. In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex Viking, 2000.

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