Im Herzen der See

Die letzte Fahrt des Walfängers Essex


Author: Nathaniel Philbrick

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641146631

Category: History

Page: 352

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Die wahre Geschichte hinter dem Klassiker Moby Dick – verfilmt mit Starbesetzung Was jetzt als »Major Motion Picture« in die Kinos kommt – produziert von Oscar-Preisträger Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind – Genie und Wahnsinn) –, hat schon als Buch seine Leser gefesselt. Nathaniel Philbrick erzählt die wahre Geschichte jener Ereignisse, die Herman Melville zu seinem Roman Moby Dick inspiriert haben: Im November 1820 wird der Walfänger Essex mitten auf dem Pazifik von einem Pottwal gerammt. Das Schiff kentert, doch die 20 Mann starke Besatzung kann sich auf drei kleine Beiboote retten. Knapp 4000 Kilometer westlich der südamerikanischen Küste beginnt für die Männer eine beispiellose Odyssee: Drei Monate lang segeln sie in offenen, notdürftig aufgetakelten Booten und ohne ausreichend Proviant über eine feindliche See – und stoßen dabei an die Grenzen ihrer Menschlichkeit.

In the Heart of the Seas


Author: Shmuel Yosef Agnon,Israel Meir Lask

Publisher: Terrace Books

ISBN: 9780299207045

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 4306

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.)

Into the Heart of the Sea


Author: James Mori

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462097243

Category: Fiction

Page: 271

View: 8470

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

The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex


Author: Nathaniel Philbrick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101221570

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 1693

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 (Young Readers Edition)

The True Story of the Whaleship Essex


Author: Nathaniel Philbrick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101998075

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 3575

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

In the Heart of the Sea: The Epic True Story that Inspired ‘Moby Dick’ (Text Only)


Author: Nathaniel Philbrick

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000816911X

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 7111

The epic true-life story of one of the most notorious maritime disasters of the nineteenth century – and inspiration for ‘Moby-Dick’ – reissued to accompany a major motion picture due for release in December 2015, directed by Ron Howard and starring Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker and Cillian Murphy.

In the Heart of the Sea

The Epic True Story That Inspired Moby Dick - Summary


Author: InstantRead Summary

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523396986


Page: 38

View: 6262

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whale Ship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick | Summary Book Preview: One of the things that makes this book so much more interesting is that there are different accounts from different persons who went through the ordeal, as well as experiences of past and more recent men who have been in the same or similar position as the men of the Essex. This book highlighted the fight, bravery, and sacrifice these men went through from starting off by doing something their forefathers did and then watching it turn into their worst nightmare while still waiting for divine intervention to come to their rescue. They gave up their homes and families to be at sea for years at a time and if they were lucky enough to make it home alive, would only have a couple of months to spend with their loved ones. This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book This Book Contains: * Summary Of The Entire Book * Chapter By Chapter Breakdown * Analysis Of The Reading Experience Download Your Copy Today

Beneath the Heart of the Sea

The Sinking of the Whaleship Essex


Author: Owen Chase

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843915607

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

View: 3522

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.

Das Herz der Finsternis


Author: Joseph Conrad

Publisher: Re-Image Publishing

ISBN: 3961641110

Category: Fiction

Page: 107

View: 802

Der Flussdampferkapitän Marlow reist im Auftrag einer belgischen Handelskompanie tief in den Kongo. Auf seiner Reise erlebt er unverständliche Wirrnisse, Sinnlosigkeit und eine unvorstellbare Ausbeutung der Schwarzen. Die Reise den Fluss entlang entwickelt sich immer mehr zur Reise in sein eigenes unbewusstes Inneres. Marlow trifft auf den berühmt-berüchtigten und angeblich besonders erfolgreichen Elfenbein-Agenten Kurtz. Kurtz hat auf seinem Handelsposten, von der Handelsgesellschaft als "leuchtfeuer auf der Straße zum Besseren" beabsichtigt, ein Zentrum des Bösen und eine machtvolle Position etabliert. Vermeintlich unter dem schädlichen Einfluss der Wildnis hat er sich den in ihm selber existierenden Verrohungstendenzen hingegeben und geht darin unter. Marlow verfälscht seine letzten Worte ("das Grauen! Das Grauen!"), um sie Kurtz' Braut als letzten Gruß zu überbringen.

Heart of the Sea

An Others Bonus Story


Author: Christine Warren

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 142999665X

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9054

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.

Heart Of The Sea

Number 3 in series


Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748110941

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6887

Darcy Gallagher has always believed in fate, the magic of legend... and the power of money. Working all hours in the family pub, she can't help dreaming of a man who could sweep her away into a world of luxury and adventure. But she knows better than to expect lasting love from wealthy businessman Trevor Magee. Trevor has arrived in the picturesque village of Ardmore to build a theatre, and uncover the secrets of his family's past. Darcy and Trevor are drawn to each other, but neither is convinced they've found the one. But Ardmore has a way of weaving its magic, and the forces of destiny can only be resisted for so long...

The Sea in the Heart of the Body


Author: Matthew Console

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781984035226


Page: 112

View: 8370

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.

Der Mensch und das Meer

Warum der größte Lebensraum der Erde in Gefahr ist


Author: Callum Roberts

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641100062

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 3554

Der Wandel eines faszinierenden, bedrohten Lebensraums Die Ozeane sind nicht nur der größte Lebensraum der Erde, sondern auch der am wenigsten erforschte. Die unermessliche Vielfalt dieses Ökosystems beginnen wir erst jetzt bis in die letzten Winkel zu begreifen – auch wie wichtig das Meer für unser Leben ist. Im letzten Jahrhundert hat jedoch die Herrschaft des Menschen über die Natur auch die Ozeane erreicht: Wir fischen die Meere leer und füllen sie stattdessen mit Umweltgiften. Tiefseebergbau droht den Lebensraum unzähliger Pflanzen und Tiere bis zur Unkenntlichkeit zu verändern. Die Klimaerwärmung ließ bereits ein Viertel aller Korallen zugrunde gehen. In seinem aufrüttelnden Buch beschreibt der Meeresbiologe und –schützer Callum Roberts den großen Reichtum der Ozeane und ihren Wandel, und er ruft dazu auf, der Zerstörung der Meere endlich Einhalt zu gebieten, denn noch ist es nicht zu spät.

Kinder des Sturms



Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 364109920X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 5754

Im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes bezaubernd! Die selbstbewusste Darcy Gallagher glaubt fest an die Magie der Legenden – und an die Macht des Geldes. Eines Tages kommt der amerikanische Geschäftsmann Trevor Magee in den kleinen irischen Ort Ardmore, in dem Darcy mit ihren Brüdern Aidan und Shawn einen Pub führt. Er möchte dort ein Theater bauen. Auf der Stelle ist er fasziniert von der eigenwilligen Darcy, die ihn mit ihrer Schönheit und wachen Intelligenz alles andere vergessen lässt. Doch als ihre Leidenschaft in Liebe umschlägt, passiert etwas völlig Unerwartetes ...

Life in the Heart of God

A Journey Into Relevant Faith


Author: Pastor Margaret Duttera

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452558515

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 170

View: 6414

You are a spiritual being, having a human experience. Do you have a clear sense of that reality? Do you believe that you are a spiritual being? For thirty years, I have been a pastor within a traditional church, one that is both progressive in its thinking and firmly rooted in love and grace. News flash! Those within traditional churches and those outside church of any kind are often confused, uncertain, and detached from what I call relevant faith. Do you describe yourself as a person of faith? If the answer is yes or if the answer is no, Life in the Heart of God will take you on a journey that will clarify what you do believe and what you do not believe. Most importantly, you will gain insight and affirmation related to your true divine identity. Growing up in a churchgoing family or simply attending church does not guarantee that your faith will be relevant in your daily life. For faith to be relevant, it must make sense. When faith is relevant in your daily life, who you are, whose you are, and the purpose of your life becomes clear. Remembering who you are, who you truly are, is of great importance. Alone, the physical world that is finite obscures your ability to see the infinite, and you easily fall victim to your fears. When you are able to understand your life on this earth to be a progressive journey from divine light to divine light, you will enter your personal spiritual dawn and awaken to life in and from the heart of God. Home!



Author: Ian McGuire

Publisher: mareverlag

ISBN: 3866483384

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1968

Henry Drax kennt kein Gewissen. Er ist Harpunierer auf der Volunteer, einem Walfangschiff, das von England Kurs auf die arktischen Gewässer der Baffinbucht nimmt. Ebenfalls an Bord ist Patrick Sumner, ein Arzt von zweifelhaftem Ruf, der glaubt, schon alles gesehen zu haben – nicht ahnend, dass seine größte Prüfung noch bevorsteht, nachdem er Drax einer ungeheuerlichen Tat überführt hat. Während sich der Konflikt zwischen den beiden Männern zuspitzt, wird auch der eigentliche Sinn der verhängnisvollen Expedition zunehmend klar ... Die erschütternde Schönheit und Einsamkeit des Nordpolarmeers bilden die Kulisse für Ian McGuires dramatischen Roman um Gut und Böse, eine in ihrer philosophischen und psychologischen Dimension zeitlose Geschichte über die tiefsten Abgründe des menschlichen Herzens.

Die Frau, die ins Innerste der Welt tauchte



Author: Sabina Berman

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104009155

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2227

Eine der erfolgreichsten literarischen Stimmen Mexikos zeigt uns die Welt noch einmal neu. »Ich weiß, dass mein Geist langsam ist, zumindest verglichen mit dem der Standardmenschen.« Dies sagt Karen, eine junge Mexikanerin. Zu Beginn des Romans ein verwahrlostes autistisches Mädchen, lernt sie in der Obhut ihrer Tante, »ich« zu sagen und »ich« zu werden. Das Meer und die großväterliche Thunfischfabrik werden ihre liebsten Orte, Wesen mit Kiemen sind ihr näher als »Standardmenschen«. Dabei hat sie letzteren viel zu geben, Ideen, Engagement, sogar Profit. Aber eines Tages steht alles auf dem Spiel, und auch die letzte Verbindung scheint gekappt wie ein Sauerstoffschlauch. Sabina Berman ist ein umwerfender, überraschender, wilder Roman gelungen. Mit Karen gehen wir auf Tauchgang und stellen fest: Der Mensch ist es nicht, der die Welt im Innersten zusammenhält.

Die Freude des Evangeliums


Author: Franziskus (Papst),

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 3451801507

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 3464

"Ich weiß sehr wohl, dass heute die Dokumente nicht dasselbe Interesse wecken wie zu anderen Zeiten und schnell vergessen werden. Trotzdem betone ich, dass das, was ich hier zu sagen beabsichtige, eine programmatische Bedeutung hat und wichtige Konsequenzen beinhaltet ... Ich wünsche mir eine arme Kirche für die Armen." Papst Franziskus Das vollständige Dokument plus Einführung und Themenschlüssel