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You wouldn't want to sail on a 19th-century whaling ship! : grisly tasks you'd rather not do

Author: Peter Cook; David Antram; David Salariya
Publisher: New York : Franklin Watts, 2004.
Series: You wouldn't want to--
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English
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Describes the bloody and dangerous business of whaling aboard the ship Essex in 1819.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Named Person: Thomas Nickerson; Thomas Nickerson; Thomas Nickerson
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Cook; David Antram; David Salariya
ISBN: 0531123561 9780531123560 0531163997 9780531163993
OCLC Number: 55105826
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 32 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Nantucket: whaling capital of the world --
The whaling ship Essex --
Life aboard ship --
The whaling grounds: Pacific vs. the Arctic --
There she blows! --
A Nantucket sleigh ride --
"Flensing" the whale --
"Trying out" the oil --
Rammed by a whale --
Alone in the Pacific --
Starvation, madness, and cannibalism --
The homecoming.
Series Title: You wouldn't want to--
Responsibility: written by Peter Cook ; illustrated by David Antram ; created and designed by David Salariya.

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Describes the bloody and dangerous business of whaling aboard the ship Essex in 1819.

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