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The Resource In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea

Label
In the Heart of the Sea
Title
In the Heart of the Sea
Statement of responsibility
by Nathaniel Philbrick
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the author of Valiant Ambition, the riveting and critically acclaimed bestseller and major motion picture starring Chris Hemsworth, directed by Ron HowardChris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson star in the film based on this National Book Award–winning account of the 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 its epic adaptation for the screen—will forever place the Essex tragedy in the American historical canon
Summary
Recounts the story of the 1820 wreck of the whaleship Essex, which inspired Melville's classic "Moby-Dick," and describes its doomed crew's ninety-day attempt to survive whale attacks and the elements on three tiny lifeboats
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Writing style
Award
  • Alex Award, 2001.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2000.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2000.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2000.
  • National Book Award for Nonfiction, 2000.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2000
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2000.
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158063
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
910.9164
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
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the tragedy of the whaleship Essex
Label
In the Heart of the Sea
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:716a0862-f912-4ac9-92a9-2d15f10cf5b6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781101221570
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
In the Heart of the Sea
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:716a0862-f912-4ac9-92a9-2d15f10cf5b6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101221570
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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