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Into the deep : America, whaling & the world.

Burns, Ric. (Screenwriter, Director, Producer). Recine, Mary. (Producer). Lafave, Bonnie. (Producer). Espinola, Robin. (Producer). Dafoe, Willem (Narrator). Leonard, Robert Sean, 1969- (Actor). Hamilton, Josh. (Actor). Kartheiser, Vincent, 1979- (Actor). Thorne, Callie. (Actor). Bosco, Philip (Actor). Keane, Brian. (Composer). Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 Moby Dick. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 120 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : PBS : 2010.

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
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Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, Willem Dafoe; voices, Robert Sean Leonard, Josh Hamilton, Vincent Kartheiser, Callie Thorne, Philip Bosco.
Summary, etc.:
For two centuries, American whale oil lit the world - illuminating and powering the start of the industrial revolution, and laying the groundwork for a truly global economy. This two-hour film will tell the riveting and extraordinary story of the American whaling industry, from its origins off the coast of New England and Cape Cod, through the great golden age of deep-ocean whaling, to the industry's spectacular demise.
Target Audience Note:
Rated TVG.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Whaling > United States > History.
Whalers (Persons)
Whaling masters.
Whaling ships.
Whaling in literature.
Whaling stations.
Whalers' writings, American.
Whale oil.
Whale oil > Law and legislation.
Whaling > Environmental aspects.
Nantucket (Mass.) > History.

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