In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781101221570
Available:
Release: 2001-05-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the author of Mayflower, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's Eye--the riveting bestseller tells the story of the true events that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick. Winner of the National Book Award, Nathaniel Philbrick's book is a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of whaling, with deep resonance in American literature and history. 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, recently adapted into a major feature film starring Chris Hemsworth, is a book for the ages.

In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Pages: 302
ISBN: 9780007241798
Available:
Release: 2007-02
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Number One best-selling, epic true-life story of one of the most notorious maritime disasters of the 19th century, beautifully reissued.

In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Pages: 302
ISBN: 9780006531203
Available:
Release: 2001
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The sinking of the Nantucket whaleship Essex by an enraged spermwhale far out in the Pacific in November 1820 set in train one of the most dramatic sea stories of all time. Accounts of the unprecedented whale attack inspired Herman Melville's mighty novel Moby Dick, but In the Heart of the Sea goes beyond these events to describe what happened when the twenty mixed-race crewmen took to three small boats and what, three months later, the whaleship Dauphin, cruising of the coast of South America, discovered when it spotted a tiny boat sailing erratically across the open ocean.

Into the Heart of the Sea

Into the Heart of the Sea
Author: James Mori
Pages: 271
ISBN: 9781462097241
Available:
Release: 2002-08-22
Editor: iUniverse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An historical saga of families who send adventurous sons and a daughter to fight in the wars of Empire in the 19th and 20th centuries. Brothers forced off the family farm find new lives and battles in the New World. An old man on his death bed tells his son he didn't his duty. A captain and a nurse wait for a defining moment as a missile approaches their ship. An Israeli spy finds peace and solace only in the soil of the Promised Land. Disputes of dominion and sovereignty of the land and sea can only be settled by armed conflict. And the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.

Heart of the Sea

Heart of the Sea
Author: Christine Warren
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781429996655
Available:
Release: 2011-04-05
Editor: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Heart of the Sea: An Others Bonus Story In the world of the Others, affairs of the heart are no less complicated. Even when talented witch, Jenny Ferguson, gets caught in a questionable situation with a current friend and former lover by her fiancé no less, she might need more than magic to save her wedding day.

In the Heart of the Seas

In the Heart of the Seas
Author: Shmuel Yosef Agnon
Pages: 128
ISBN: 0299207048
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: Terrace Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the Heart of the Seas is a sophisticated fantasy that tells the story of a pilgrimage of a group of Hasidim to the Holy Land. During an early decade of the nineteenth century in Bucsacz, S.Y. Agnon's actual birthplace, a small group of pious townspeople decides to sell their property and belongings, put aside their business affairs, and make their way to the Holy Land to spend the remainder of their days in study and prayer. The pilgrims are joined by a simple Jew by the name of Hananya, who carries all of his possessions in a kerchief and who has encountered many obstacles and privations in his longstanding efforts to reach Jerusalem. He not only completes their minyan but also drives one of the wagons and provides the practical know-how that enables the faithful to negotiate the long journey from Eastern Europe to Constantinople. Along the way many Jewish settlements are encountered and described and many legends about the Holy Land are told. Hananya is late to the ship's departure from Constantinople to the Holy Land because he is busy reading the Agunah, and unaware of his absence, the faithful embark upon the tempest-tossed voyage without him. When they arrive in Jaffa, Hananya is there before them, having flown over the seas transported on his "magical" kerchief. Settled in Jerusalem, the members of the group experience a mixture of fates, and it is only Hananya who lives to a contented old age. Named by Harper San Francisco one of "The 100 Best Spiritual Books of the Twentieth Century" and among Harold Bloom's selections for The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages. The Wisconsin edition is not for sale in the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, or the traditional British Commonwealth (excluding Canada.)

Beneath the Heart of the Sea

Beneath the Heart of the Sea
Author: Owen Chase
Pages: 112
ISBN: 184391560X
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Release: 2015-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discover the amazing true story behind the inspiration for Herman Melville’s Moby Dick and the feature film Heart of the Sea A tragic yet riveting narration of life and death and man against the elements, this is an extreme account of shipwreck survival. On the morning of November 20, 1820, in the Pacific Ocean 2,000 miles from the coast of South America, an enraged sperm whale rammed the Nantucket whaleship Essex. As the boat began to sink, her crew of 20, including first mate Owen Chase, grabbed what little they could before piling into frail boats and taking to the open seas. So began their four-month ordeal and struggle for survival. This is a bleak story, only eight men survived having endured starvation and dehydration, giving in to cannibalism, murder, and insanity. Owen Chase recorded the extraordinary account in his autobiography, originally published in 1821.

The Heart of a Whale

The Heart of a Whale
Author: Anna Pignataro
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781984836281
Available:
Release: 2020-01-28
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this beautiful story of kindness and empathy, loneliness and love, one creature finds that the help he needs is just a song and a sigh away. Whale's beautiful song winds its way through the ocean, reaching the farthest of faraways. His song is one of happiness and hope, magic and wonder--and Whale's fellow sea creatures are calmed, cheered, and lulled by it. But though Whale sings his tender song day after day, night after night, Whale wonders why he has no song to fill his empty heart. So when he lets out a mournful sigh, the ocean carries it like a wish through its fathoms, bringing it to just the right place. Filled with stunning art and poetic language, this poignant story reminds us that being kind and helping a friend in need is sometimes the most beautiful thing of all. Praise for The Heart of a Whale: "A picture book . . . that touches on the wistfulness of solitude and the joy of finding a companion." --The Wall Street Journal * "Lyrical text . . . dreamlike . . . A sweet cetacean story." --Kirkus Reviews,*STARRED REVIEW* * "This visually stunning story is as beautiful to see as it is to read." --SLJ, *STARRED REVIEW* "This is a quiet, gentle love story that will appeal to youngsters." --Booklist "The text is lyrical and imagistic . . . the illustrations evince an undulating dreaminess. This is a calming and peaceful bedtime readaloud." --BCCB

Your Heart Is The Sea

Your Heart Is The Sea
Author: Nikita Gill
Pages: 196
ISBN: 1949759024
Available:
Release: 2018-11
Editor: Thought Catalog Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Let poetry help you examine the depths of your wounds. Let it remind you that no matter how deep it goes, you will be able to heal it because you have been able to heal every single wound inflicted on your heart and soul before. Let these words show you that you will be able to find the light at the end of the wound because you have always found your way before.

Secrets of the Seas

Secrets of the Seas
Author: Callum Roberts
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781472927620
Available:
Release: 2016-09-22
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Our seas are host to an extraordinary variety of plant and animal life, but much of it remains mysterious and great imagery is surprisingly hard to find. Alex Mustard is one of the world's leading underwater photographers and his images are so crisp and immediate that the animals seem to swim out of the water towards you. This beautiful book gathers together a selection of his award-winning images and a number of new ones to create a vivid picture of the seas and oceans and the animals that inhabit them, each chapter accompanied by a 1500 word essay and extended captions written by leading natural history writer, Professor Callum Roberts. The text addresses the issue of change in the oceans along with tales of oceanography, marine life and human history in the seas and aims to help the reader to get to know the oceans, understand how marine animals live their lives and how they have, are and may well adapt to change.

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness
Author: Joseph Conrad
Pages: 154
ISBN: 9783736800830
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Release: 2018-10-16
Editor: BookRix
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Heart of Darkness is a short novel by Polish novelist Joseph Conrad, written as a frame narrative, about Charles Marlow's life as an ivory transporter down the Congo River in Central Africa. The river is "a mighty big river, that you could see on the map, resembling an immense snake uncoiled, with its head in the sea, its body at rest curving afar over a vast country, and its tail lost in the depths of the land." In the course of his travel in central Africa, Marlow becomes obsessed with Mr. Kurtz. The story is a complex exploration of the attitudes people hold on what constitutes a barbarian versus a civilized society and the attitudes on colonialism and racism that were part and parcel of European imperialism. Originally published as a three-part serial story, in Blackwood's Magazine, the novella Heart of Darkness has been variously published and translated into many languages. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Heart of Darkness one of the hundred best novels in English of the twentieth century.

Why Read Moby Dick

Why Read Moby Dick
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781101545218
Available:
Release: 2011-10-20
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A “brilliant and provocative” (The New Yorker) celebration of Melville’s masterpiece—from the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's Eye One of the greatest American novels finds its perfect contemporary champion in Why Read Moby-Dick?, Nathaniel Philbrick’s enlightening and entertaining tour through Melville’s classic. As he did in his National Book Award–winning bestseller In the Heart of the Sea, Philbrick brings a sailor’s eye and an adventurer’s passion to unfolding the story behind an epic American journey. He skillfully navigates Melville’s world and illuminates the book’s humor and unforgettable characters—finding the thread that binds Ishmael and Ahab to our own time and, indeed, to all times. An ideal match between author and subject, Why Read Moby-Dick? will start conversations, inspire arguments, and make a powerful case that this classic tale waits to be discovered anew. “Gracefully written [with an] infectious enthusiasm…”—New York Times Book Review

Heart of the Sea

Heart of the Sea
Author: Nora Roberts
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781101146019
Available:
Release: 2000-12-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

BOOK THREE OF THE GALLAGHERS OF ARDMORE TRILOGY Walk with #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts in the shadow of an ancient tower and hear a story of dreams fulfilled and wishes come true… Darcy Gallagher has always believed in the pull of fate, the magic of legend…and the importance of money. She longs to find a rich man who will sweep her away—into a world filled with glamour and adventure, and the exotic life that is her destiny… A wealthy businessman with Irish blood, Trevor Magee has come to Ardmore to build a theater—and to uncover the secrets hidden in his family’s past. He thought he had given up on love long ago, but Darcy Gallagher tempts him like no woman ever has. She’s gorgeous and intelligent, and she knows what she wants—and he’s more than willing to give it to her. But as their mutual attraction flares into passion, they look into their hearts—and find out what happens when you truly believe. Don't miss the other books in the Gallaghers of Ardmore trilogy Jewels of the Sun Tears of the Moon

In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Pages: 302
ISBN: 0141001828
Available:
Release: 2001-05-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Recounts the story of the 1820 wreck of the whaleship Essex, which inspired Melville's classic "Moby-Dick," and describes its doomed crew's ninety-day attempt to survive whale attacks and the elements on three tiny lifeboats.

The Sea The Sea

The Sea  The Sea
Author: Iris Murdoch
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781409043584
Available:
Release: 2008-12-29
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'I saw a monster rising from the waves.' Charles Arrowby has determined to spend the rest of his days in hermit-like contemplation. He buys a mysteriously damp house on the coast, far from the heady world of the theatre where he made his name, and there he swims in the sea, eats revolting meals and writes his memoirs. But then he meets his childhood sweetheart Hartley, and memories of her lovely, younger self crowd in - along with more recent lovers and friends - to disrupt his self-imposed exile. So instead of 'learning to be good', Charles proceeds to demonstrate how very bad he can be. **Winner of the Man Booker Prize 1978.** WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DAISY JOHNSON VINTAGE CLASSICS MURDOCH: Funny, subversive, fearless and fiercely intelligent, Iris Murdoch was one of the great writers of the twentieth century. To celebrate her centenary Vintage Classics presents special editions of her greatest and most timeless novels.

Revenge of the Whale

Revenge of the Whale
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Pages: 164
ISBN: 0606296689
Available:
Release: 2004-03-01
Editor: Turtleback Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Recounts the 1820 sinking of the whaleship "Essex" by an enraged sperm whale and how the crew of young men survived against impossible odds.

The Custom Of The Sea

The Custom Of The Sea
Author: Neil Hanson
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781446421963
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Release: 2011-02-28
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On 5 July 1884, the yacht Mignonette set sail from Southampton bound for Sydney. Halfway through their projected one hundred and twenty day voyage, Captain Tom Dudley and his crew of three men were beset by a monstrous storm off the coast of Africa. After four days of battling towering waves and hurricane gales, their yacht was finally crushed by a ferocious forty foot wave. The survivors were cast adrift a thousand miles from the nearest landfall in an open thirteen foot dinghy without provisions, water or shelter from the scorching sun. When, after twenty four days, they were finally rescued by a passing yacht, the Moctezuma, only three men were left and they were in an appalling condition. The ordeal that they endured and the trial which followed their eventual return to England held the whole nation - from the lowliest ship's deckhand to Queen Victoria herself - spellbound during the following winter. This is the true story of the voyage and the subsequent court case which outlawed for ever a practice followed since men first put to the ocean in boats: the custom of the sea.

In Search of Moby Dick

In Search of Moby Dick
Author: Timothy Severin
Pages: 212
ISBN: 0465076963
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Basic Books (AZ)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author, an adventurer and travel writer, follows Melville into the deep blue sea in search of his literary creation, the white whale.

The Sea Inside

The Sea Inside
Author: Philip Hoare
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781612193601
Available:
Release: 2014-04-29
Editor: Melville House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A yearlong adventure through the world’s oceans with Philip Hoare, the award-winning author of The Whale In colorful prose and lively line drawings, Hoare sets out to rediscover the sea and its islands, birds, and beasts. Starting at his home on the shores of Britain’s Southampton Water and moving in ever widening circles—like the migration patterns of whales—Hoare explores London, the Isle of Wight, the Azores, Sri Lanka, Tasmania, and New Zealand. As Hoare brilliantly weaves together literary and natural history, we encounter memorable people as well as the dolphins, whales, and other creatures above and below the water (even one species formerly believed to be extinct). Echoing the fine tradition of W. G. Sebald, but in a voice all Hoare’s own, The Sea Inside is bursting with an endless series of delights and revelations from the ever-changing sea.

The Sea in the Heart of the Body

The Sea in the Heart of the Body
Author: Matthew Console
Pages: 112
ISBN: 1984035223
Available:
Release: 2018-02-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Matthew Console's first collection of poems directs its lens at larger subjects - love and loss, beauty and wonder, memory and desire - with a tender focus on the smallest details, the moments people tend to throw away or pass by without noticing. They are poems of a quiet wisdom, whose words are strung together with the breath and cadence of song. The Sea in the Heart of the Body is a book, a crushed fragrance, a softly-lit landscape that readers will return to again and again.