The Resource The terranauts, T. Coraghessan Boyle

The terranauts, T. Coraghessan Boyle

Label
The terranauts
Title
The terranauts
Statement of responsibility
T. Coraghessan Boyle
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A deep-dive into human behavior in an epic story of science, society, sex, and survival, from one of the greatest American novelists today, T. C. Boyle, the acclaimed, bestselling, author of the PEN/ Faulkner Award-winning World's End and The Harder They Come.It is 1994, and in the desert near Tillman, Arizona, forty miles from Tucson, a grand experiment involving the future of humanity is underway. As climate change threatens the earth, eight scientists, four men and four women dubbed the "Terranauts," have been selected to live under glass in E2, a prototype of a possible off-earth colony. Their sealed, three-acre compound comprises five biomes--rainforest, savanna, desert, ocean, and marsh--and enough wildlife, water, and vegetation to sustain them. Closely monitored by an all-seeing mission control, this new Eden is the brainchild of ecovisionary Jeremiah Reed, a.k.a. G. C.--"God the Creator"--for whom the project is both an adventure in scientific discovery and a momentous publicity stunt. In addition to their roles as medics, farmers, biologists, and survivalists, his young, strapping Terranauts must impress watchful visitors and a skeptical media curious to see if E2's environment will somehow be compromised, forcing the Ecosphere's seal to be broken--and ending the mission in failure. As the Terranauts face increased scrutiny and a host of disasters, both natural and of their own making, their mantra: "Nothing in, nothing out," becomes a dangerously ferocious rallying cry. Told through three distinct narrators--Dawn Chapman, the mission's pretty, young ecologist; Linda Ryu, her bitter, scheming best friend passed over for E2; and Ramsay Roothorp, E2's sexually irrepressible wildman--The Terranauts brings to life an electrifying, pressured world in which connected lives are uncontrollably pushed to the breaking point. With characteristic humor and acerbic wit, T. C. Boyle indelibly inhabits the perspectives of the various players in this survivalist game, probing their motivations and illuminating their integrity and fragility to illustrate the inherent fallibility of human nature itself
Cataloging source
BLACP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boyle, T. Coraghessan
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3552.O932
LC item number
T47 2016
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Charlie Thurston, Joy Osmanski and Lynde Houck
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Thurston, Charlie
  • Osmanski, Joy
  • Houck, Lynde
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Closed ecological systems (Space environment)
  • Human behavior
  • Interpersonal conflict
  • Biotic communities
  • Books on disc
  • Audiobooks
  • Arizona
  • Audiobooks
Target audience
general
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The terranauts, T. Coraghessan Boyle
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audiobook
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
local
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
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
18 compact discs (20.75 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781441704566
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
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZPc3p8
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781441704559
System control number
  • (OCoLC)956999840
  • 692505
  • (OCoLC)ocn956999840
  • 692505
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The terranauts, T. Coraghessan Boyle
Publication
Note
Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audiobook
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
local
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
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
18 compact discs (20.75 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781441704566
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
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZPc3p8
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781441704559
System control number
  • (OCoLC)956999840
  • 692505
  • (OCoLC)ocn956999840
  • 692505
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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