The Resource A beautiful truth, Colin McAdam, (electronic resource)

A beautiful truth, Colin McAdam, (electronic resource)

Label
A beautiful truth
Title
A beautiful truth
Statement of responsibility
Colin McAdam
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Told simultaneously from the perspective of humans and chimpanzees, A Beautiful Truth-at times brutal, other times deeply moving-is about the simple truths that transcend species, the meaning of family, the lure of belonging, and the capacity for survival. Looee is forever set apart, a chimp raised by a well-meaning and compassionate human couple in Vermont who cannot conceive a baby of their own. He's not human, but with his peculiar upbringing he is no longer like other chimps. One tragic night Looee's two natures collide, and this unique family is forever changed. At the Girdish Institute in Florida, a group of chimpanzees has been studied for decades. The work at Girdish has proved that chimps have memories and solve problems, that they can learn language and need friends, and that they build complex cultures. They are political, altruistic, and capable of anger and forgiveness. When Looee is moved to the institute, he is forced to try to find a place in this new world. A Beautiful Truth is an epic and heartfelt story about parenthood, friendship, loneliness, fear, and conflict, about the things we hold sacred as humans and how much we have in common with our animal relatives. A novel of great heart and wisdom from a literary master, it exposes the yearnings, cruelty, and resilience of all great apes
Summary
Told simultaneously from the perspective of humans and chimpanzees, set in a Vermont home and a Florida primate research facility, A Beautiful Truth--at times brutal, other times deeply moving--is about the simple truths that transcend species, the meaning of family, the lure of belonging, and the capacity for survival. A powerful and haunting meditation on human nature told from the dual perspectives of a Vermont family that has adopted a chimp as a surrogate son, and a group of chimpanzees in a Florida.
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Audio
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technical information on music
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10339964
Cataloging source
Midwest
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McAdam, Colin
Dewey number
813.6
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not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Joe Barrett
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
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  • Barrett, Joe
  • hoopla digital
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True
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  • Parenthood
  • Chimpanzees
  • Chimpanzees as pets
  • Chimpanzees
  • Human-animal relationships
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
A beautiful truth, Colin McAdam, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
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digital storage
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not applicable
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unknown
Control code
MWT11024669
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 08 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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Isbn
9781482909241
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT11024669
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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Label
A beautiful truth, Colin McAdam, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11024669
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 08 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781482909241
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11024669
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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