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In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex / Nathaniel Philbrick ; read by Scott Brick.

In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex / Nathaniel Philbrick ; read by Scott Brick.
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CD 910.9 PHIL
Adult Spoken Word Compact Disc   Double Bay . Available .  
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ISBN 9781489055750
Author Philbrick, Nathaniel
Title In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex / Nathaniel Philbrick ; read by Scott Brick. [sound recording]
Edition Unabridged.
Publisher/Date Tullamarine, Victoria Bolinda Audio, [2015]
p2015
Pagination etc. 9 audio discs (CD) (10 hr., 10 min.) : digital, stereo ; 12 cm ; in container.
Performer note Read by Scott Brick.
Summary Note The sinking of the whaleship Essex by an enraged spermwhale in the Pacific in November 1820 set in motion one of the most dramatic sea stories of all time: the twenty sailors who survived the wreck took to three small boats (one of which was again attacked by a whale) and only eight of them survived their subsequent 90-day ordeal, after resorting to cannibalising their mates. Three months after the Essex was broken up, the whaleship Dauphin, cruising off the coast of South America, spotted a small boat in the open ocean. As they pulled alongside they saw piles of bones in the bottom of the boat, at least two skeletons? worth, with two survivors, almost skeletons themselves, sucking the marrow from the bones of their dead ship-mates.
Subject Essex (Whale-ship)
Whaling ships -- Massachusetts -- Nantucket -- History -- 19th century
Sperm whale
Shipwrecks -- Pacific Ocean -- History -- 19th century
Audiobooks.
Added Author Philbrick, Nathaniel narrator.
Shelf Location CD 910.9 PHIL
Catalogue Information 742804 Beginning of record . Catalogue Information 742804 Top of page .