In the Heart of the Sea: The Epic True Story that Inspired ‘Moby Dick’
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wishing thee a short and prosperous voyage, with a full portion of happiness we remain thy friends. In”
This book was so engrossing that I felt as if I had worked on a whaling ship and had survived a disaster at sea.The nearest islands, the Marquesas, were more than 1,000 miles downwind, but reputedly home to savages with a taste for human flesh. The familiar coast of South America, however, was over 2,000 miles to the east, and upwind No, wait. There're four things you need to know about me: I don’t like to work. At all. I'd go so far as to assert that I am entirely abnormal in my contempt for it. A sort of cynical pragmatism colors my approach to adult life and all its attendant cares. I think of myself as seeking out a sort of hedonistic equilibrium whereby I maximize the amount of money I earn while doing the least amount of work. And to that end, I am happy to report, I have been largely successful. There are some really high spots in this book. The way in which the birth scene happens is quite unexpected and very emotional. Actually, Aiden and Jude came out the winners for me in this book and I looked forward to all of their scenes. Darcy and Trevor were a little irritating in their battles to be number one.
There is a 2015 movie based on this book that is also called In the Heart of the Sea starring Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, and Cillian Murphy.Darcy is the youngest of the Gallaghars- a talented singer, an efficient barmaid and a heart filled with wanderlust. She has always dreamt of travelling and meeting a rich man, and things fall right into her lap when Trevor Magee comes to Ardmore to build a theater that will tie in with the Gallaghers' pub. Sparks immediately fly, and they soon give into their carnal lust. But with both of them hell bent on keeping things casual, how will they fight when fate is actually conspiring to keep them together..and their happiness could be the one that reunites long lost lovers until eternity.. I think... that love encompasses the experience of the possible transition from the pure randomness of chance to a state that has universal value. Starting out from something that is simply an encounter, a trifle, you learn that you can experience the world on the basis of difference and not only in terms of identity. And you can even be tested and suffer in the process. In today's world, it is generally thought that individuals only pursue their self-interest. Love is an antidote to that. Provided it isn't conceived only as an exchange of mutual favours, or isn't calculated way in advance as a profitable investment, love really is a unique trust placed in chance. It takes us into key areas of the experience of what is difference and, essentially, leads to the idea that you can experience the world from the perspective of difference. In this respect it has universal implications: it is an individual experience of potential universality, and is thus central to philosophy, as Plato was the first to intuit.”
This is really a one-of-a-kind scientific textbook. Though technical, it reads like an adventure novel. Lewis was part scientist, part adventurer, part sailor, and an excellent author. The book is full of charts, sketches, and photographs that take you to the South Pacific atolls of Polynesia and Micronesia. This book is not for the day sailor. Written in 1972, Lewis learns and masters the art of ocean navigation from native-born seafarers, like Tevake, who in the middle of nothing knew exactly where he was. He and others learned the skills from their fathers, using only the stars, wind patterns, reflective waves, sea swells, currents, birds, and cloud formations. Lewis learned to sail from one island to another without the aid of modern navigation instruments. Lewis makes the skill of natural navigation into a true adventure.Most people are familiar with Krakauer’s work, but this book stands out as a beautifully written tribute not just to human endurance and spirit, but to man’s folly. It’s a story of how the conquest of Mt. Everest, once the ultimate goal of highly experienced mountaineers, became over-commercialized, with deadly consequences. Each of the 20 men are given biography before its over. Not forgetting any of the "after" in this investigation for the roles the survivors played in later years.