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The Resource Uncommon carriers, John McPhee

Uncommon carriers, John McPhee

Label
Uncommon carriers
Title
Uncommon carriers
Statement of responsibility
John McPhee
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
McPhee's books are about real people in real places. Over the past eight years, McPhee has spent considerable time in the company of people who work in freight transportation. This is his sketchbook of them and of his journeys with them. He rides from Atlanta to Tacoma alongside Don Ainsworth, owner and operator of a sixty-five-foot, eighteen-wheel chemical tanker carrying hazmats. He attends ship-handling school on a pond in the foothills of the French Alps, where, for a tuition of $15,000 a week, skippers of the largest ocean ships refine their capabilities in twenty-foot scale models. He goes up the Illinois River on a "towboat" pushing a triple string of barges, the overall vessel being "a good deal longer than the Titanic." And he travels by canoe up the canal-and-lock commercial waterways traveled by Henry David Thoreau and his brother, John, in a homemade skiff in 1839.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
ON8
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McPhee, John A
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Freight and freightage
  • Transportation
Target audience
adult
Label
Uncommon carriers, John McPhee
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A fleet of one -- The ships of Port Revel -- Tight-assed river -- Five days on the Concord and Merrimack rivers -- Out in the sort -- Coal train -- A fleet of one : II
Control code
1043509
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged ed..
Extent
8 audio discs
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781428105676
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C3809
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1043509
  • (Sirsi) 1043509
  • (OCoLC)76790132
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Uncommon carriers, John McPhee
Link
Publication
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A fleet of one -- The ships of Port Revel -- Tight-assed river -- Five days on the Concord and Merrimack rivers -- Out in the sort -- Coal train -- A fleet of one : II
Control code
1043509
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged ed..
Extent
8 audio discs
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781428105676
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C3809
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1043509
  • (Sirsi) 1043509
  • (OCoLC)76790132
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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