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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
by Nathaniel Philbrick
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The heyday of whaling examined through the plight of the Whaleship Essex. This is the best sort of popular history writing.... (read more)

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The Hunted Whale
The Hunted Whale
by James P Mcguane
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The Hunted Whale is a spectacular photographic exploration of the material culture of American whaling in the age of sail. Before the coming of steam and diesel ships with instruments of mechanized slaughter, the hunt was a relatively even contest, as... (read more)

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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
by Nathaniel Philbrick
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"With its huge, scarred head halfway out of the water and its tail beating the ocean into a white-water wake more than forty feet across, the whale approached the ship at twice its original speed--at least six knots. With a tremendous cracking and... (read more)

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In the Wake of Madness: The Murderous Voyage of the Whaleship Sharon
In the Wake of Madness: The Murderous Voyage of the Whaleship Sharon
by Joan Druett
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After more than a century of silence, the true story of one of history's most notorious mutinies is revealed in Joan Druett's riveting "nautical murder mystery" (USA Today). On May 25, 1841, the Massachusetts whaleship Sharon set out for the whaling... (read more)

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Whales and Nations: Environmental Diplomacy on the High Seas (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books)
Whales and Nations: Environmental Diplomacy on the High Seas (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books)
by Kurkpatrick Dorsey
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Before commercial whaling was outlawed in the 1980s, diplomats, scientists, bureaucrats, environmentalists, and sometimes even whalers themselves had attempted to create an international regulatory framework that would allow for a sustainable whaling... (read more)

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Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America
Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America
by Eric Jay Dolin
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This absorbing history demonstrates that few things capture the sheer danger and desperation of men on the deep sea as dramatically as whaling. Dolin provides rich and often fantastic accounts of the men themselves. 32 pages of illustrations.... (read more)

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Final Voyage: A Story of Arctic Disaster and One Fateful Whaling Season
Final Voyage: A Story of Arctic Disaster and One Fateful Whaling Season
by Peter Nichols
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"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... (read more)

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A Whale Hunt Signed Edition
A Whale Hunt Signed Edition
by Robert Sullivan
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For centuries the hunting of the whale was what defined the Makah, a Native American tribe in Neah Bay, but when commercial whaling drove the gray whale to near extinction in the 1920s, the Makah voluntarily discontinued their tradition and hung up their... (read more)

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The Lost Fleet: A Yankee Whaler's Struggle Against the Confederate Navy and Arctic Disaster
The Lost Fleet: A Yankee Whaler's Struggle Against the Confederate Navy and Arctic Disaster
by Marc Songini
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It's the mid-19th century and the American whaling fleet, the wonder and envy of the maritime nations of the world, is struck by one hammer blow after another. Yankee whalers are contending with icebergs, storms, rogue whales, sharks, hostile... (read more)

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The Wreck of the Whaleship Essex: A Narrative Account by Owen Chase, First Mate
The Wreck of the Whaleship Essex: A Narrative Account by Owen Chase, First Mate
by Owen Chase
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On the morning of November 20, 1820, in the Pacific Ocean, an enraged sperm whale rammed the Nantucket whaler Essex. As the boat began to sink, her crew of thirty had time only to collect some bread and water before pulling away in three frail open boats.... (read more)

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Ahab's Trade: The Saga of South Sea Whaling
Ahab's Trade: The Saga of South Sea Whaling
by Granville Mawer
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Gladiator one minute, galley slave the next. Danger, abuse, excitement and tedium, these were the lot of open boat whalemen in the South Seas for two centuries. The Nantucketers, the first and the best, taught the world how whaling should be done. Ahab's... (read more)

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Harpoon: Into the Heart of Whaling
Harpoon: Into the Heart of Whaling
by Andrew Darby
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From one-hundred-fifty-ton barnacled Blues to the sleek, embattled Minke, whales have been hunted worldwide to near extinction. Despite efforts to halt the killing, the future of these majestic mammals-known as “mind in the water”-is again in... (read more)

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Stove by a Whale
Stove by a Whale
by Thomas Fa Heffernan
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'The astonishing list of books, logs, manuscripts, court records, ships' registers, and museum records attest to the diligent weeks, months, and even years that have finally resulted in a volume that entrances the reader with yarns of the sea. All the... (read more)

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Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America
Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America
by Eric Jay Dolin
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The epic history of the "iron men in wooden boats" who built an industrial empire through the pursuit of whales. "To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme," Herman Melville proclaimed, and this absorbing history demonstrates that few... (read more)

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Whale Hunter
Whale Hunter
by Nelson Cole Haley
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(LARGE PRINT EDITION) This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.... (read more)

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Loss of Ship Essex, Sunk By a Whale (00 Edition)
Loss of Ship Essex, Sunk By a Whale (00 Edition)
by Thomas Nickerson
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The gripping first-hand narrative of the whaling ship disaster that inspired Melvilles Moby-Dick and informed Nathaniel Philbricks monumental history, In the Heart of the Sea.   In 1820, the Nantucket whaleship Essex was rammed by an angry sperm... (read more)

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Yankee Whaler
Yankee Whaler
by Clifford W Ashley
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One of the finest, most colorful and definitive studies of whaling ever published. Describes whaling trade, rigging, gear and handicrafts; construction and outfitting of ships, with fascinating details and anecdotes about whales and whaling waters... (read more)

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A Whale Hunt
A Whale Hunt
by Robert Sullivan
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-283).... (read more)

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In Search of Moby Dick: The Quest for the White Whale
In Search of Moby Dick: The Quest for the White Whale
by Tim Severin
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Among travel and adventure writers, Tim Severin occupies a unique place in that, as Jan Morris says, he "uniquely combines in himself the gifts of the adventurer, the historian, and the litterateur." Over the years, Severin has sailed in a leather boat... (read more)

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Shipwreck of the Whaleship Essex
Shipwreck of the Whaleship Essex
by Owen Chase
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Shipwreck of the Whaleship Essex is the gripping account of a ship's encounter with a great white whale and the crew's harrowing plight for survival on the open seas. This edition contains Owen Chase's original 1921 narrative, as well as two others... (read more)

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