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The Resource The signature of all things, Elizabeth Gilbert, (sound recording)

The signature of all things, Elizabeth Gilbert, (sound recording)

Label
The signature of all things
Title
The signature of all things
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Gilbert
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Spanning much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker--a poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia. Born in 1800, Henry's brilliant daughter, Alma (who inherits both her father's money and his mind), ultimately becomes a botanist of considerable gifts herself. As Alma's research takes her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, she falls in love with a man named Ambrose Pike who makes incomparable paintings of orchids and who draws her in the exact opposite direction--into the realm of the spiritual, the divine, and the magical. Alma is a clear-minded scientist; Ambrose a utopian artist--but what unites this unlikely couple is a desperate need to understand the workings of this world and the mechanisms behind all life. The story is peopled with unforgettable characters: missionaries, abolitionists, adventurers, astronomers, sea captains, geniuses, and the quite mad. But most memorable of all, it is the story of Alma Whittaker, who--born in the Age of Enlightenment, but living well into the Industrial Revolution--bears witness to that extraordinary moment in human history when all the old assumptions about science, religion, commerce, and class were exploding into dangerous new ideas"
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilbert, Elizabeth
Credits note
Executive producer, Patti Pirooz
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3557.I3415
LC item number
S54 2013ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Juliet Stevenson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Stevenson, Juliet
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women botanists
  • Painters
  • Enlightenment
  • Industrial revolution
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The signature of all things, Elizabeth Gilbert, (sound recording)
Link
https://bfgb.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/the-signature-of-all-things-by-elizabeth-gilbert/
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from web page
  • Compact discs
  • Duration: 22:00:00
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
18 audio discs (22 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781611762020
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
DD9005
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • 854900304
  • (OCoLC)854900304
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The signature of all things, Elizabeth Gilbert, (sound recording)
Link
https://bfgb.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/the-signature-of-all-things-by-elizabeth-gilbert/
Publication
Note
  • Title from web page
  • Compact discs
  • Duration: 22:00:00
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
18 audio discs (22 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781611762020
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
DD9005
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • 854900304
  • (OCoLC)854900304
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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