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In the heart of the sea [electronic resource] : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex / Nathaniel Philbrick.

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  • ISBN: 9781429513661
  • ISBN: 1429513667
  • ISBN: 9781429521017
  • ISBN: 1429521015
  • ISBN: 9781101221570
  • ISBN: 1101221577
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 302 p., [16] p. of plates) : ill., maps.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin, 2001.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-289) and index.
Summary, etc.: In 1819, the 238-ton Essex set sail from Nantucket on a routine voyage to hunt whales. Fifteen months later the Essex was rammed and sunk by an enraged sperm whale. Fearing cannibals on the islands to the west, the 20-man crew set out in three small boats for South America, almost 3,000 miles away. Three months later, only eight were left alive. This book shares a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of the whaling tradition, with deep resonance in literature and American history, and in the life of the Nantucket community. - Back cover.
Subject: Essex (Whaleship)
Shipwrecks > Pacific Ocean.
Genre: Electronic books.

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