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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

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
Title variation
Tragedy of the whaleship Essex
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"[T]he true events behind Moby Dick ... In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale, leaving the desperate crew to drift for more than ninety days in three tiny boats. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents and vivid details about the Nantucket whaling tradition to reveal the chilling facts of this infamous maritime disaster. In the Heart of the Sea?and now, its epic adaptation for the screen?will forever place the Essex tragedy in the American historical canon." --Amazon.com
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Philbrick, Nathaniel
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Essex (Whaleship)
  • Shipwrecks
  • Shipwreck survival
Label
In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex, Nathaniel Philbrick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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
ocn927311158
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvi, 301 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780143126812
Lccn
2015304586
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780143126812
  • (OCoLC)927311158
  • (Sirsi) b14955118
Label
In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex, Nathaniel Philbrick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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
ocn927311158
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvi, 301 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780143126812
Lccn
2015304586
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780143126812
  • (OCoLC)927311158
  • (Sirsi) b14955118

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