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The Resource The man who made lists : love, death, madness, and the creation of Roget's Thesaurus, Joshua Kendall, (sound recording)

The man who made lists : love, death, madness, and the creation of Roget's Thesaurus, Joshua Kendall, (sound recording)

Label
The man who made lists : love, death, madness, and the creation of Roget's Thesaurus
Title
The man who made lists
Title remainder
love, death, madness, and the creation of Roget's Thesaurus
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Kendall
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Peter Mark Roget--polymath, eccentric, synonym aficionado--was a complicated man. He was a scholar obsessed with his work, yet he had an allure that endeared him to his contemporaries--not to mention a host of female admirers. But most notably, he made lists. Roget longed for order in his chaotic world. His father's premature death and the mental illness of his mother and sister threatened to plunge him into his own madness. And so, at the age of eight, he started making lists. From the heavenly bodies to animals, vegetables, and minerals, young Roget began his quest to put everything in its place, one word at a time. Roget lived a colorful life, full of unexpected twists and discoveries: he narrowly avoided jail in Napoleon's France, invented the slide rule, and of course, brought life to the book that would become synonymous with synonyms.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
HBP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kendall, Joshua C.
Dewey number
  • 413.092
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
CT788.R534
LC item number
K46 2008
Literary text for sound recordings
history
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Stephen Hoye
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hoye, Stephen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roget, Peter Mark
  • Roget, Peter Mark
  • Lexicographers
  • Philologists
  • Physicians
  • English language
  • Great Britain
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The man who made lists : love, death, madness, and the creation of Roget's Thesaurus, Joshua Kendall, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs--MP3 format
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
analog electrical storage
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
Extent
1 audio discs (9 hrs.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400156535
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)226316213
  • (OCoLC)226316213
System details
System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The man who made lists : love, death, madness, and the creation of Roget's Thesaurus, Joshua Kendall, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs--MP3 format
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
analog electrical storage
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
Extent
1 audio discs (9 hrs.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400156535
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)226316213
  • (OCoLC)226316213
System details
System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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