The Resource Revenge of the whale : the true story of the whaleship Essex, Nathaniel Philbrick

Revenge of the whale : the true story of the whaleship Essex, Nathaniel Philbrick

Label
Revenge of the whale : the true story of the whaleship Essex
Title
Revenge of the whale
Title remainder
the true story of the whaleship Essex
Statement of responsibility
Nathaniel Philbrick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Recounts the 1820 sinking of the whaleship "Essex" by an enraged sperm whale and how the crew of young men survived against impossible odds. Based on the author's adult book "In the Heart of the Sea." On November 20, 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry whale. Within minutes, the twenty-one-man crew, including the fourteen-year-old cabin boy Thomas Nickerson, found themselves stranded in three leaky boats in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with barely any supplies and little hope. Three months later, two of the boats were rescued 4,500 miles away, off the coast of South America. Of the twenty-one castaways, only eight survived, including young Thomas. Based on his New York Times best-seller In the Heart of the Sea, Nathaniel Philbrick recreates the amazing events of the ill-fated Essex through the sailors own first-hand accounts, photos, maps, and artwork, and tells the tale of one of the great true-life adventure stories
Cataloging source
OKI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Philbrick, Nathaniel
Dewey number
910.9164
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
G530.E77
LC item number
P454 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Essex (Whaleship)
  • Shipwrecks
  • Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc.
  • Whaling
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Revenge of the whale : the true story of the whaleship Essex, Nathaniel Philbrick
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 161)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
February 23, 1821 -- Crew of the Essex -- Nantucket -- Knockdown -- First blood -- Into the Pacific -- Attack -- Plan -- At sea -- Thirst -- Island -- Whisper of necessity -- Games of change -- Belles' shadow -- Homecoming -- Consequences -- Epilogue -- Further reading -- Index
Extent
1 online resource (x, 164 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036794218
Label
Revenge of the whale : the true story of the whaleship Essex, Nathaniel Philbrick
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 161)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
February 23, 1821 -- Crew of the Essex -- Nantucket -- Knockdown -- First blood -- Into the Pacific -- Attack -- Plan -- At sea -- Thirst -- Island -- Whisper of necessity -- Games of change -- Belles' shadow -- Homecoming -- Consequences -- Epilogue -- Further reading -- Index
Extent
1 online resource (x, 164 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036794218

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