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The Resource Northland : a 4,000-mile journey along America's forgotten border, Porter Fox, (sound recording)

Northland : a 4,000-mile journey along America's forgotten border, Porter Fox, (sound recording)

Label
Northland : a 4,000-mile journey along America's forgotten border
Title
Northland
Title remainder
a 4,000-mile journey along America's forgotten border
Statement of responsibility
Porter Fox
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
America's northern border is the world's longest international boundary, yet it remains obscure even to Americans. The northern border was America's primary border for centuries -- much of the early history of the United States took place there -- and to the tens of millions who live and work near the line, the region even has its own name: the northland. Travel writer Porter Fox spent three years exploring 4,000 miles of the border between Maine and Washington, traveling by canoe, freighter, car, and foot. Here he blends the region's history with an account of his travels. Setting out from the easternmost point in the mainland United States, Fox follows explorer Samuel de Champlain's adventures across the Northeast; recounts the rise and fall of the timber, iron, and rail industries; crosses the Great Lakes on a freighter; tracks America's fur traders through the Boundary Waters; and traces the forty-ninth parallel from Minnesota to the Pacific Ocean. Fox, who grew up the son of a boat-builder in Maine's northland, packs his narrative with colorful characters (Captain Meriwether Lewis, railroad tycoon James J. Hill, Chief Red Cloud of the Lakota Sioux) and extraordinary landscapes (Glacier National Park, the Northwest Angle, Washington's North Cascades). He weaves in his encounters with residents, border guards, Indian activists, and militia leaders to give a dynamic portrait of the northland today, wracked by climate change, water wars, oil booms, and concerns over border security
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TEFMT
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Fox, Porter
Dewey number
974
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
F551
LC item number
.F75 2018ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Jonathan Yen
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Yen, Jonathan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fox, Porter
  • Champlain, Samuel de
  • Northern boundary of the United States
  • Northern boundary of the United States
  • Northeast boundary of the United States
  • Northeast boundary of the United States
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Northland : a 4,000-mile journey along America's forgotten border, Porter Fox, (sound recording)
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Publication
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  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
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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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (9 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781684412761
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 control number
9781684412761
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 60cl89
  • 40cl89
System control number
  • on1045072458
  • (OCoLC)1045072458
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Northland : a 4,000-mile journey along America's forgotten border, Porter Fox, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (9 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781684412761
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 control number
9781684412761
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 60cl89
  • 40cl89
System control number
  • on1045072458
  • (OCoLC)1045072458
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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