In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex
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New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2015.
ISBN
9780143126812, 0143126814
Lexile measure
1210L
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1210L
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Book
Physical Desc
xvi, 301 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Language
English
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 8.8, 14 Points
Lexile measure
1210

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-289) and index.
Description
"[T]he true events behind Moby Dick ... In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale, leaving the desperate crew to drift for more than ninety days in three tiny boats. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents and vivid details about the Nantucket whaling tradition to reveal the chilling facts of this infamous maritime disaster. In the Heart of the Sea?and now, its epic adaptation for the screen?will forever place the Essex tragedy in the American historical canon." --Amazon.com.
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1210L,Lexile
Study Program Information
Reading Counts RC,High School,11,18,Quiz: 31543,Guided reading level: NR.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Philbrick, N. (2015). In the heart of the sea: the tragedy of the whaleship Essex. New York, New York: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Philbrick, Nathaniel. 2015. In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex. New York, New York: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Philbrick, Nathaniel, In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex. New York, New York: Penguin Books, 2015.

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Philbrick, Nathaniel. In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex. New York, New York: Penguin Books, 2015. Print.

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