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: 9780006531203
Available:
Release: 2001
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

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.

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.

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.

Beneath the Heart of the Sea

Beneath the Heart of the Sea
Author: Owen Chase
Pages: 112
ISBN: 184391560X
Available:
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 Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Pages: 51
ISBN: UCAL:B3546784
Available:
Release: 1857
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Heart of Stone

A Heart of Stone
Author: Jean Webb
Pages: 198
ISBN: 9781647019563
Available:
Release: 2020-11-09
Editor: Page Publishing Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Heart of Stone is a riveting novel by Jean Webb, which tells the compelling story of two people who must overcome challenges and cross oceans to be together. Jane MacFarland is a young child living in Scotland, who is left orphaned when her parents are murdered by outlaws. She is adopted by her aunt and uncle, who raise Jane as one of their own. When she is a young woman, she falls in love with the handsome Jon Stonebrook, a sea pirate from America who kidnaps her and takes her to America on his ship Dream Lady. In America, Jane falls in love with Jon and his country, and they marry. When fate separates the couple, they must learn to battle time and distance to be together again.

Bloodstained Sea

Bloodstained Sea
Author: Michael G. Walling
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780578012902
Available:
Release: 2009-04-10
Editor: Cutter Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Through eyewitness accounts based on hundreds of interviews with crew members; personal diaries, notes, and letters; and each cutter's logbooks and patrol reports Walling plunges you into the thick of the battle, re-creating some of the most desperate encounters, heroic rescues, and harrowing missions of the Second World War. Told largely in the voices of the men who lived it, this unforgettable tale is peppered with humorous and ironic anecdotes about life aboard ship during wartime. You'll meet the liberty-craving crew members who painted their entire ship in less than an hour; the ship's mascot who became canine-non-grata in Greenland; and the crew whose vessel was mistaken for the German battleship Bismarck and attacked by the Royal Navy. Complete with dramatic photographs of the Coast Guard in action, Bloodstained Sea brings this epic drama to vibrant and pulsing life.

The Sea Lady

The Sea Lady
Author: Herbert George Wells
Pages: 301
ISBN: HARVARD:32044020082889
Available:
Release: 1902
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the Heart of the Sea Young Readers Edition

In the Heart of the Sea  Young Readers Edition
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781101998076
Available:
Release: 2015-09-15
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New York Times bestselling and National Book Award winning In the Heart of the Sea, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Ron Howard, adapted by the author for young readers. On November 20, 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry whale. Within minutes, the twenty-one-man crew, including the fourteen-year-old cabin boy Thomas Nickerson, found themselves stranded in three leaky boats in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with barely any supplies and little hope. Three months later, two of the boats were rescued 4,500 miles away, off the coast of South America. Of the twenty-one castaways, only eight survived, including young Thomas. Based on his New York Times best-seller In the Heart of the Sea, Nathaniel Philbrick recreates the amazing events of the ill-fated Essex through the sailors own first-hand accounts, photos, maps, and artwork, and tells the tale of one of the great true-life adventure stories. "Horrifyingly engrossing." —Kirkus Reviews "A compelling saga of desperation and survival." —School Library Journal

Mechanical Heart

Mechanical Heart
Author: James S. Bowers
Pages: 46
ISBN: 1291613501
Available:
Release: 2013-12
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Dreaming to have a human set foot on Mars is not dreaming big enough.' Mechanical Heart is a glimpse into the mind of science fiction writer, James S. Bowers. In this sampling of short stories from space, science and society we travel to places near and far across several intricate universes. We observe the distant future colonisation of an alien world light years from home, society flipped on it's head after an unexpected revolution, addiction to a substance easily obtainable in the days of tomorrow and a christmas tale with a dark side. Bowers explores complex social issues in one story whilst knitting together a narrative around genuine historical mysteries in another. This book contains the complete collection of short stories by a new and exciting writer including two prequels to his upcoming full length novel, a behind the story section about the title piece where Bowers explains his inspiration for the idea and a comprehensive about the author section.

Into the Heart of the Sea

Into the Heart of the Sea
Author: James R. Mori
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780595242177
Available:
Release: 2002-08-01
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.

In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Pages: 302
ISBN: 0606217819
Available:
Release: 2001
Editor: Turtleback
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.

Jim Curious

Jim Curious
Author: Matthias Picard
Pages: 52
ISBN: 1419710435
Available:
Release: 2014-04-15
Editor: Harry N. Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A wordless tale conveyed through intricate three-dimensional illustrations follows a young boy's fantastical undersea journey through polluted waters to an astounding deep-sea world of sunken ships, amazing sea creatures and lost city remnants.

Citizens of the Sea

Citizens of the Sea
Author: Nancy Knowlton
Pages: 209
ISBN: 1426206437
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: National Geographic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The incredible variety of marine life--in numbers, body form, behavior, and more--is at the heart of Citizens of the Sea, an irresistible plunge into the surprising world beneath the waves."-from inside cover.

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.

Hungerstorm

Hungerstorm
Author: Amber Kallyn
Pages: 325
ISBN:
Available:
Release: 2012-07-13
Editor: Dragon Heart Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After centuries alone, can a vampire king trust the woman who's woken his heart? Jordan MacDougal, laird and vampire King, walks a thin line of civility between protecting his clan, and handling the conflict from the local shifter pack. When some of his people disappear, and the wolves accuse his newest, intriguing vampire of being evil, Jordan discovers that the traitor in his midst may be closer than he dared believe. A newly turned vampire, Dalia Jensen wakes to an unusual and frightening new world, with no memory of the past year of her life. Accused of working with the Master Vampire who held her prisoner, her inability to remember the truth leaves her reeling under allegations of vicious past actions. Uncertain of her culpability, she’s unable to trust her own instincts as the reigning Vampire King turns her world upside down. When the wolves call for her trial, demanding her life for those killed and tortured, Jordan and Dalia must work together to find the truth, and save the love blooming between them. Praise for Amber Kallyn "Ms. Kallyn takes the paranormal world and adds a dangerous twist of dragons, fires, and a mysterious past to make this an intense read..." ~ Coffee Time Romance "if itis at all possible for a dragon to become stronger or more alpha in general then Ms Kallyn has managed it..." ~ The Romance Studio "intense and incendiary..." ~ Whipped Cream Reviews Miss watching Moonlight? Love The Vampire Diaries? Hungerstorm will take you on a thrilling ride of love and justice. And if you like your paranormal romance HOT, HOT, HOT, check out Amber Kallyn's 5 STAR Reviewed erotic romances ~ Dragos Series, Book 1: Burned What happens when a dragon falls in love with a fireman? Someone's bound to get... burned. ~ Red's Wolf An incendiary short story series. Who said Red's afraid of the big bad wolf?

Heart Men

Heart Men
Author: Ophelia Lewis
Pages: 244
ISBN: 0975360965
Available:
Release: 2011-04-19
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A story of LOVE, RITUAL KILLINGS and JUSTICE. Writer/Publisher/Humanitarian Ophelia S. Lewis takes readers on an intimate journey into the lives of Heart Robbers and Heart Breakers. This riveting tale chronicles the journey of RJ, an Atlanta Lawyer, from the U.S. to Liberia in order to defend his father against a Ritual Killing accusation. Along the way he is exposed to secrets that took place in his father's native country of Liberia as well as in his own family. The main character, RJ, introduces readers to many of the issues that plague nations around the world; as well as many of the hopes and dreams they share.

Child of the Heart

Child of the Heart
Author: Bernice Willms
Pages: 578
ISBN: 0991064518
Available:
Release: 2013-10-15
Editor: Eirene Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Freddy is torn between her need for a normal adolescent dating life and the responsibility she has always felt for her mentally challenged Uncle Joey. When Joey is accused of the murder of a local 6 year old girl, Freddy works to clear his name. But can she accomplish this without alienating the man she loves? A real page-turner; you will be riveted to the mystery as well as the circuitous paths Freddy's love life takes on her way to maturity. An excellent choice for a book club!

Reflections of the Ocean Poetry

Reflections of the Ocean   Poetry
Author: Chet Forrest,Ruby Forrest
Pages: 80
ISBN: 1530128315
Available:
Release: 2017-05-11
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reflections of the Ocean This delightful Book of Award Winning Poetry, is the Second book in the "Ultimate Ocean Education for the Average Person Series." At Last! ... You don't have to be a rocket scientist to understand Marine Biology A Fun, Educational Book about the Oceans, written & designed for everyone, from grandparents, to students, to children. This book is Guaranteed to take you where you've never been. ... Just Chocked full of delightful poems, taking the reader or listener on an Amazing Fun, Educational Experience through Marine biology Science. Heart-warming, Touchy-Feely Poems, that are a pleasure to Read or Listen to, leaving everyone with a clear, concise and better understanding of the Ocean & its Environment. Wow! ... Scientific Education is now broken down into Fun, Easy to Understand, Educational Poetry suitable for All Ages. A "Classroom Must ' for Public and Home Teaching at any age. .. Or the perfect book to read to your grandchildren, as you both Learn about the Oceans ... A Coffee Table Book, that every one will be delighted with, perfect gift for any occasion. And, what's neat is ... 100% of all book sales Profits go to ocean Research at the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration's Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. THIS BOOK IS A MUST READ FOR EVERYONE!