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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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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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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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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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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: How a Native American Village Did What No One Thought It Could
A Whale Hunt: How a Native American Village Did What No One Thought It Could
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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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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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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Its the mid-ninteenth century and the American whaling fleet is struck by one hammer blow after the other. Yankee whalers are contending with icebergs, storms, rogue whales, sharks, hostile natives, and disease. Many whalers give up the life... (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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Herman Melville's classic novel Moby-Dick immortalized the idea of a mammoth sperm whale roaming the seas, wreaking havoc on all that crossed its path. But could such a creature actually exist, then or now? To find out, the acclaimed adventure writer and... (read more)

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The Loss of the Ship Essex, Sunk by a Whale (Penguin Classics)
The Loss of the Ship Essex, Sunk by a Whale (Penguin Classics)
by Owen Chase
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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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Dover Pictorial Archives #10: Whale Ships and Whaling: A Pictorial Survey
Dover Pictorial Archives #10: Whale Ships and Whaling: A Pictorial Survey
by George Francis Dow
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This comprehensive pictorial survey of whale ships of all periods presents over 200 vintage engravings, drawings, and photographs of barks, brigs, cutters, and other vessels. Images of harpoons, lances, whaling guns, and many other artifacts, as well as... (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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On May 25, 1841, the whaleship Sharon of Fairhaven, Massachusetts, set out for the whaling grounds of the northwestern Pacific under the command of Captain Howes Norris. A year later, while most of the crew was out on the hunt, Norris remained at the... (read more)

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In Search of Moby Dick Quest for the Whi
In Search of Moby Dick Quest for the Whi
by Tom Severin
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Out of the Wilderness
Out of the Wilderness
by Walter K Earle
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Of Whales & Men
Of Whales & Men
by R B Robertson
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