The Resource The human age : the world shaped by us, Diane Ackerman, (electronic resource)

The human age : the world shaped by us, Diane Ackerman, (electronic resource)

Label
The human age : the world shaped by us
Title
The human age
Title remainder
the world shaped by us
Statement of responsibility
Diane Ackerman
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Language
eng
Summary
'Our relationship with nature has changed . . . radically, irreversibly, but by no means all for the bad. Our new epoch is laced with invention. Our mistakes are legion, but our talent is immeasurable.' Our finest literary interpreter of science and nature, Diane Ackerman is justly celebrated for her unique insight into the natural world and our place (for better and worse) in it. In this landmark book, she confronts the unprecedented fact that the human race is now the single dominant force of change on the planet. Humans have 'subdued 75 percent of the land surface, concocted a wizardry of industrial and medical marvels, strung lights all across the darkness.' We now collect the DNA of vanishing species in a 'frozen ark,' equip orangutans with iPads, create wearable technologies and synthetic species that might one day outsmart us. Ackerman takes us on an exciting journey to understand this bewildering new reality, introducing us to many of the people and ideas now creating'perhaps saving'our future. The Human Age is a beguiling, optimistic engagement with the earth-shaking changes now affecting every part of our lives and those of our fellow creatures'a wise book that will astound, delight, and inform intelligent life for a long time to come
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technical information on music
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Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
Cataloging source
MdPfRBL
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1948-
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Ackerman, Diane
Dewey number
304.2
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not applicable
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LC call number
GF13
LC item number
.A35 2014
Literary text for sound recordings
other
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PerformerNote
Narrated by Barbara Caruso
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Caruso, Barbara
  • Recorded Books, Inc
Series statement
ITK audio
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  • SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects
  • Human ecology
  • Civilization
  • Human beings
  • Nature
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Label
The human age : the world shaped by us, Diane Ackerman, (electronic resource)
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  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
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online resource
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rdacontent
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rbdZ08836
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
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Isbn
9781490632162
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rdamedia
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Z08836
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sound
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  • other
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other
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  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
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Label
The human age : the world shaped by us, Diane Ackerman, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
rbdZ08836
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781490632162
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
Z08836
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
(Sirsi) rbdZ08836
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires RBdigital Media Manager
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
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not applicable
Tape width
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