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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

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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
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tells the story of the Essex, a whaleship that set sail from Nantucket in 1819 on a routine voyage, and was rammed and sunk by an enraged sperm whale in the South Pacific, setting the twenty-man crew adrift in three tiny boats
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
Tone
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.
Awards note
Alex Award, 2001
Biography type
contains biographical information
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158063
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation source
  • Wilson's Senior High School, October 2007
  • School Library Journal, November 2000
  • Booklist starred, March 2000
  • Books for the Teen Age (NYPL), April 2001
  • Pub Weekly, April 2000
  • Kirkus Starred, March 2000
  • New York Times, June 2000
  • Wilson's Senior High School
  • School Library Journal
  • Booklist starred
Dewey number
910/.9164
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
  • Young Adult
  • Young Adult
Intended audience source
Follett Library Resources
LC call number
G530.E76 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the tragedy of the whaleship Essex
Label
In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex, Nathaniel Philbrick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-289) and index
Control code
21414477
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 302 p.
Isbn
9780670891573
Lccn
99053740
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (rplri)110801
  • (IMchF)fol05659351
Label
In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex, Nathaniel Philbrick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-289) and index
Control code
21414477
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 302 p.
Isbn
9780670891573
Lccn
99053740
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (rplri)110801
  • (IMchF)fol05659351

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