In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex
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Published
New York : Penguin, 2001.
ISBN
0141001828, 9780141001821
Lexile measure
NC 1210L
Rating
1210L
Status
Indian Prairie Public Library District - 1st Floor - Subjects  1 available
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Book
Physical Desc
xvi, 301 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Language
English
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 8.8, 14 Points
Lexile code
NC
Lexile measure
1210

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General Note
Some copies include a paged excerpt for Valiant Ambition (pages 2-8) at end of work.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-289) and index.
Description
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.
Target Audience
1210L,Lexile
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,8.8,14,45207.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Philbrick, N. (2001). In the heart of the sea: the tragedy of the whaleship Essex . Penguin.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Philbrick, Nathaniel. 2001. In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex. New York: Penguin.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Philbrick, Nathaniel. In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex New York: Penguin, 2001.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Philbrick, Nathaniel. In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex Penguin, 2001.

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