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Oil and Ice: A Story of Arctic Disaster and the Rise and Fall of America's Last Whaling Dynasty

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Publisher Comments:

"Peter Nichols has crafted a terrifyingly relevant historical narrative...A terrific read."

-Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In The Heart of the Sea

In 1871, America's last fleet of whaling ships was destroyed in an arctic ice storm. Miraculously, 1,218 men, women and children survived, but the disaster was catastrophic at home.

Oil and Ice is the story of one fateful whaling season that illuminates the unprecedented rise and devastating fall of America's first oil economy, and the fate of today's petroleum industry.

Synopsis:

In 1871, an entire fleet of whaling ships was caught in an arctic ice storm and destroyed. Though few lives were lost, the damage would forever shape one of America's most distinctive commodities: oil.

About the Author

Peter Nichols is the author of the national bestseller A Voyage for Madmen, as well as three other books. He spent ten years at sea working in Paris, Georgetown University, and Bowdoin College. He divides his time between the U.S. and Europe.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143118367
Author:
Nichols, Peter
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Maritime History
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Gilded Age
Subject:
Nautical-Ships and Ship History
Subject:
Arctic and Antarctic-General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 b/w photo; 1 b/w sketch
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.08 x 5.46 x 0.64 in 0.57 lb
Age Level:
17-17

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