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The Resource The overstory : a novel, Richard Powers

The overstory : a novel, Richard Powers

Label
The overstory : a novel
Title
The overstory
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Richard Powers
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fable that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. An air force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing-and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another. These and five other strangers, each summoned in different ways by trees, are brought together in a last and violent stand to save the continent's few remaining acres of virgin forest. There is a world alongside ours-vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
RECBC
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1957-
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Powers, Richard
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3566.O92
LC item number
O94 2018
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Suzanne Toren
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Toren, Suzanne
  • Recorded Books, Inc
  • Playaway Digital Audio
  • Findaway World, LLC
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Trees
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The overstory : a novel, Richard Powers
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback
  • Issued on Playaway, a dedicated media audio player
  • Release date supplied by publisher
  • "HD Audio."
  • Title from container
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1041912352
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 sound media player (23 hr.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781980008637
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, HD audio
Publisher number
524594
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
unknown
Special playback characteristics
other
Specific material designation
other
Speed
other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) u1064290
  • (OCoLC)1041912352
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The overstory : a novel, Richard Powers
Publication
Note
  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback
  • Issued on Playaway, a dedicated media audio player
  • Release date supplied by publisher
  • "HD Audio."
  • Title from container
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1041912352
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 sound media player (23 hr.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781980008637
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, HD audio
Publisher number
524594
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
unknown
Special playback characteristics
other
Specific material designation
other
Speed
other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) u1064290
  • (OCoLC)1041912352
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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