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Im Herzen Der See

Author : Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN : 9783641146634
Genre : History
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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 Sea

Author : Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN : 1101221577
Genre : History
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From the author of Mayflower and Valiant Ambition, 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Moby Dick

Author : Herman Melville
ISBN : 1566193575
Genre : Whales
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A classic of the sea, telling of the pursuit of Moby Dick, the white whale who defied capture.

Heart Of Darkness

Author : Joseph Conrad
ISBN : 142182339X
Genre : Literary Collections
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The Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor without a flutter of the sails, and was at rest. The flood had made, the wind was nearly calm, and being bound down the river, the only thing for it was to come to and wait for the turn of the tide. Th

The Loss Of The Ship Essex Sunk By A Whale

Author : Thomas Nickerson
ISBN : 9781101661659
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The gripping first-hand narrative of the whaling ship disaster that inspired Melville’s Moby-Dick and informed Nathaniel Philbrick’s monumental history, In the Heart of the Sea In 1820, the Nantucket whaleship Essex was rammed by an angry sperm whale thousands of miles from home in the South Pacific. The Essex sank, leaving twenty crew members drifting in three small open boats for ninety days. Through drastic measures, eight men survived to reveal this astonishing tale. The Narrative of the Wreck of the Whaleship Essex, by Owen Chase, has long been the essential account of the Essex’s doomed voyage. But in 1980, a new account of the disaster was discovered, penned late in life by Thomas Nickerson, who had been the fifteen-year-old cabin boy of the ship. This discovery has vastly expanded and clarified the history of an event as grandiose in its time as the Titanic. This edition presents Nickerson’s never-before-published chronicle alongside Chase’s version. Also included are the most important other contemporary accounts of the incident, Melville’s notes in his copy of the Chase narrative, and journal entries by Emerson and Thoreau. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Paradise Denied

Author : Zekarias Kebraeb
ISBN : 9783732504572
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Zekarias Kebraeb was just seventeen when he fled his home in Eritrea in 2002 to escape his impending forced military service. To stay would have meant abuse, torture, and possibly even his death. Zekarias had no idea that his journey would span four years, and no concept of how brutal some of the choices along the way would be. He was marched through the wilderness, spent two weeks crossing the Sahara in a truck with no food and far too little water, and then traversed the Mediterranean Sea from Tripoli to Italy in a tiny rowboat. But Zekarias is just one of 67 million refugees in the world today, according to a report by the UN Refugee Agency. Since the beginning of the year and the revolutions in North Africa, more than 30,000 people have fled the region. Behind each number, however, lies the fate of a human being. PARADISE DENIED gives a face to the thousands of refugees who have no choice but leave behind their homes and risk their lives while hoping for a better destiny for themselves and their family.

Bergwanderungen In Der Hohen Tatra

Author : Stanislav Samuhel
ISBN : 3763340491
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Duell Im Ewigen Eis

Author : Rainer-K. Langner
ISBN : 3596176999
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Herman Melville S Moby Dick

Author : Herman Melville
ISBN : OCLC:485723168
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Armageddon Der Krieg Der Engel

Author : Eduardo Spohr
ISBN : 9783641076306
Genre : Fiction
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Ein gefallener Engel im Kampf gegen die Mächte der Finsternis Von Luzifer verraten und von den Erzengeln aus dem Paradies verstoßen, sieht sich der aufrührerische Cherub Ablon gezwungen, seine Tage unter den Sterblichen zu verbringen. In der Hexe Shamira findet der gefallene Engel eine treue Begleiterin, die ihm durch die Jahrhunderte hindurch in allen Gefahren zur Seite steht. Als der Tag des Jüngsten Gerichts naht, rüsten sich beide zu ihrem letzten großen Kampf: Ablon muss den grausamsten Geschöpfen des Himmels und der Hölle die Stirn bieten. Wird Shamiras Magie Ablon zum Sieg verhelfen?

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