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The Resource Pillar to the sky, William R. Forstchen, (sound recording)

Pillar to the sky, William R. Forstchen, (sound recording)

Label
Pillar to the sky
Title
Pillar to the sky
Statement of responsibility
William R. Forstchen
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Pandemic drought, skyrocketing oil prices, dwindling energy supplies and wars of water scarcity threaten the planet. Only four people can prevent global chaos. Gary Morgan--a brilliant, renegade scientist is pilloried by the scientific community for his belief in a space elevator: a pillar to the sky, which he believes will make space flight fast, simple and affordable. Eva Morgan--a brilliant and beautiful scientist of Ukrainian descent, she has had a lifelong obsession to build a pillar to the sky, a vertiginous tower which would mine the power of the sun and supply humanity with cheap, limitless energy forever. Gunther Rothenberg--the ancient but revered rocket-scientist who labored at Peenemunda with von Braun to create the first rockets and continued on to build those of today. A legend, he has mentored Gary and Natalia for two decades, nurturing and encouraging their transcendent vision. Franklin Smith--the eccentric Silicon Valley billionaire who will champion their cause, wage war with Congress and government bureaucracy and most important, finance their herculean undertaking. This journey to the stars will not be easy. The stakes could not be higher. Humanity's salvation will hang in the balance
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Forstchen, William R
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3556.O7418
LC item number
P55 2014b
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Narrated by Grover Gardner
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gardner, Grover
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc
  • Recorded Books, LLC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scientists
  • Power resources
  • Inventions
  • Astronautics
  • Books on compact disc, Unabridged
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Pillar to the sky, William R. Forstchen, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact disc
  • In container (17 cm.)
Capture and storage technique
digital 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
Edition
Unabridged ; CD.
Extent
13 sound discs (approximately 15 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781482958430
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
Publisher number
DD10154
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • sky259147874
  • (OCoLC)995291764
  • 862220
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Pillar to the sky, William R. Forstchen, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact disc
  • In container (17 cm.)
Capture and storage technique
digital 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
Edition
Unabridged ; CD.
Extent
13 sound discs (approximately 15 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781482958430
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
Publisher number
DD10154
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • sky259147874
  • (OCoLC)995291764
  • 862220
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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