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The Resource The lost continent, Bill Bryson

The lost continent, Bill Bryson

Label
The lost continent
Title
The lost continent
Statement of responsibility
Bill Bryson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hardly anyone ever leaves Des Moines, Iowa. But Bill Bryson did, and after ten years in England he decided to go home -- to a foreign country. In an ageing Chevrolet Chevette, he drove nearly 14,000 miles through 38 states to compile this hilarious and perceptive state-of-the-nation report on small-town America. From the Deep South to the Wild West, from Elvis' birthplace through to Custer's Last Stand, Bryson visits places he re-named Dullard, Coma and Doldrum (so the residents don't sue or come after him with baseball bats). But his hopes of finding the American dream end in a nightmare of greed, ignorance and pollution. This is a wickedly witty and savagely funny assessment of a country lost to itself -- and to him. Travel through small-town America with Kerry Shale's popular BBC Radio 4 reading of Bill Bryson's comic travelogue
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Bryson, Bill
Dewey number
917.304
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
E169.04
LC item number
.B782 2003ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Kerry Shale
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Shale, Kerry
  • BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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  • Bryson, Bill
  • Bryson, Bill
  • Cities and towns
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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Label
The lost continent, Bill Bryson
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Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 2:18:51
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781405697569
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
E7B87740-EEC3-4ACF-9EBD-5DBEDBCDA156
System control number
  • 2206099
  • (OCoLC)173282649
  • ocn173282649
  • 2206099
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The lost continent, Bill Bryson
Link
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 2:18:51
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781405697569
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
E7B87740-EEC3-4ACF-9EBD-5DBEDBCDA156
System control number
  • 2206099
  • (OCoLC)173282649
  • ocn173282649
  • 2206099
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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