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The Resource A beautiful truth, by Colin McAdam

A beautiful truth, by Colin McAdam

Label
A beautiful truth
Title
A beautiful truth
Statement of responsibility
by Colin McAdam
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Walt and Judy are deeply in love, but Judy longs for a child and finds that life is holding few surprises. Walt measures all beauty against that of Judy but doesn?t want her eyes to get any sadder. They stay side by side and search for distractions, realizing they may never have a family. On a day when hope seems low, Walt finds an unexpected opportunity in the pages of Life magazine. Soon they are welcoming Looee, born in Sierra Leone, into their home in the hills of Vermont, where they come to regard him as their son. Hundreds of miles away, at the Girdish Institute in Florida, a group of chimpanzees has been studied for decades. There is proof that chimps have memories and solve problems, that they can learn language and need friends. As Looee and Mr. Ghoul?s distant but parallel paths through childhood, adolescence and early middle age converge, a new experience of family is formed
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Awards note
Rogers Writer's Trust Fiction Prize, Winner 2013
Cataloging source
CNEDM
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McAdam, Colin
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Jane Carnwath
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Carnwath, Jane
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Childlessness
  • Chimpanzees as pets
  • Chimpanzees
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Loneliness
  • Nature study
  • Vermont
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
A beautiful truth, by Colin McAdam
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
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
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 audio disc (9 hr., 49 min.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Level of compression
lossy
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Note
CELA collection.
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
DC44655
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn910152864
  • (OCoLC)910152864
System details
System requirements: CD/MP3 player or MP3 playback software. Audiobook Standard compatible player recommended; or DAISY playback software, or DAISY talking book player
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
A beautiful truth, by Colin McAdam
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
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
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 audio disc (9 hr., 49 min.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Level of compression
lossy
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Note
CELA collection.
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
DC44655
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn910152864
  • (OCoLC)910152864
System details
System requirements: CD/MP3 player or MP3 playback software. Audiobook Standard compatible player recommended; or DAISY playback software, or DAISY talking book player
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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