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In the Heart of the Sea - Nathaniel Philbrick

HarperCollins, 2000, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges.

Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “The story which inspired Herman Melville's classic, Moby Dick .We learn about the importance and mechanics of blubber production — a vital source of oil — and we get the nuts and bolts of harpooning and life onboard whalers. Neither are we spared the nitty gritty of the open boats and sucking human bones dry. The epicentre of the whaling industry was Nantucket, a small island off Cape Cod; most of the whales were in the Pacific, a huge journey around the southernmost tip of America.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 302
ISBN: 9780002570572

£8.50 (Now Sold)