The Resource At home : a short history of private life, Bill Bryson

At home : a short history of private life, Bill Bryson

Label
At home : a short history of private life
Title
At home
Title remainder
a short history of private life
Statement of responsibility
Bill Bryson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bill Bryson was struck one day by the thought that we devote more time to studying the battles and wars of history than to considering what history really consists of: centuries of people quietly going about their daily business. This inspired him to start a journey around his own house, an old rectory in Norfolk, considering how the ordinary things in life came to be. Along the way, he researched the history of anything and everything, from architecture to electricity, from food preservation to epidemics, from the spice trade to the Eiffel Tower, from crinolines to toilets. And he discovered that there is a huge amount of history, interest and excitement, and even a little danger, lurking in the corners of every home
Cataloging source
VALP
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Bryson, Bill
Dewey number
306.09
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
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Literary text for sound recordings
history
Music parts
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Read by the author
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  • Rooms
  • Dwellings
  • Rooms
  • Dwellings
  • Social history
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
At home : a short history of private life, Bill Bryson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000059469957
Dimensions
12 cm ; in container.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
MP3 edition ; Unabridged.
Extent
2 audio discs (MP3 CD) (16 hr., 34 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781489377135
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 physical details
digital, stereo
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
MP3 cds can only be played on MP3 compatible sound systems
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
At home : a short history of private life, Bill Bryson
Publication
Copyright
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000059469957
Dimensions
12 cm ; in container.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
MP3 edition ; Unabridged.
Extent
2 audio discs (MP3 CD) (16 hr., 34 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781489377135
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 physical details
digital, stereo
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
MP3 cds can only be played on MP3 compatible sound systems
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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