PHILBRICK, Nathaniel. American. Genres: Local history/Rural topics, Marine sciences/Oceanography. Career: Egan Institute of Maritime Studies, Nantucket MA, director; Nantucket Historical Association, research fellow in history. Publications: The Passionate Sailor, 1986; Away Off Shore, 1994; Abram's Eyes, 1998; Second Wind, 1999; In the Heart of the Sea, 2000; Revenge of the Whale, 2002. Address: 4 Silver St., Nantucket, MA 02554, U.S.A.