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Gone a-whaling

the lure of the sea and the hunt for the great whale

by Murphy, Jim

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Published by Clarion Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Whaling -- History -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Boy whalers -- History -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Whaling -- History.

  • About the Edition

    Surveys the history of the whaling industry from its earliest days to the present, focusing on the young boys who managed to sign on for whaling voyages.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-200) and index.

    Statementby Jim Murphy.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsSH383 .M87 1998
    The Physical Object
    Pagination208 p. :
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL667331M
    ISBN 100395698472
    LC Control Number97013051
    OCLC/WorldCa36681716

    To me, it was heady enough to be in the Elliotts’ proximity, to skim across the Atlantic and return to a plushly restored home built in by a whaling captain, and there to prepare and eat meals of organic, healthful foods whose names I didn’t know how to pronounce. Quinoa. I remember thinking quinoa was a . Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is an novel by American writer Herman book is the sailor Ishmael's narrative of the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaling ship Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, the giant white sperm whale that on the ship's previous voyage bit off Ahab's leg at the knee. A contribution to the literature of the American Renaissance, the work's genre Author: Herman Melville.

      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 , 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 /5(). Estimated delivery dates - opens in a new window or tab include seller's handling time, origin ZIP Code, destination ZIP Code and time of acceptance and will depend on shipping service selected and receipt of cleared payment - opens in a new window or ry times may vary, especially during peak Rating: % positive.

    In Jim Murphy's book, "Gone a Whaling" on page 18 there is a (circa ) photo of a crew from an English whaler. 21 of the 28 men pictured are wearing this hat. Well boys & girls the moral of this story is that if you want to wear this hat you can probably find a historically accurate reason to do so. Pollard, as it turned out, had gone to sea again after the loss of the Essex, as captain of the whaleship Two ship went down in a storm in the Pacific in All the crew members.


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Gone a-whaling: the lure of the sea and the hunt for the great whale. [Jim Murphy] -- Surveys the history of the whaling industry from its earliest days to the present, focusing on the young boys who managed to sign on for whaling voyages.

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