The Resource South Pole Station : a novel, Ashley Shelby, (electronic resource)

South Pole Station : a novel, Ashley Shelby, (electronic resource)

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South Pole Station : a novel
Title
South Pole Station
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ashley Shelby
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Language
eng
Summary
Do you have digestion problems due to stress? Do you have problems with authority? How many alcoholic drinks do you consume a week? Would you rather be a florist or a truck driver? These are some of the questions that determine if you have what it takes to survive at South Pole Station, a place with an average temperature of -54ʻF and no sunlight for six months a year. Cooper Gosling has just answered five hundred of them. Her results indicate she is sufficiently resilient for Polar life. Cooper's not sure if this is an achievement, but she knows she has nothing to lose. Unmoored by a recent family tragedy, she's adrift at thirty and-despite her early promise as a painter-on the verge of sinking her career. So she accepts her place in the National Science Foundation's Artists & Writers Program and flees to Antarctica-where she encounters a group of misfits motivated by desires as ambiguous as her own. There's Pearl, the Machiavellian cook with the Pollyanna attitude; Sal, an enigmatic astrophysicist whose experiment might change the world; and Tucker, the only uncloseted man on the continent, who, as station manager, casts a weary eye on all. The only thing the Polies have in common is the conviction that they don't belong anywhere else. Then a fringe scientist arrives, claiming climate change is a hoax. His presence will rattle this already imbalanced community, bringing Cooper and the Polies to the center of a global controversy and threatening the ancient ice chip they call home. A winning comedy of errors set in the world's harshest place, Ashley Shelby's South Pole Station is a wry and witty debut novel about the courage it takes to band together, even as everything around you falls apart
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1977-
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Shelby, Ashley
Dewey number
813/.6
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Rebecca Gibel
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gibel, Rebecca
  • hoopla digital
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  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Escape (Psychology)
  • Belonging (Social psychology)
  • Global warming
  • South Pole
  • Antarctica
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
South Pole Station : a novel, Ashley Shelby, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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unknown
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 43 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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Isbn
9781520083124
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital.
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11945185
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MWT11945185
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sound
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
South Pole Station : a novel, Ashley Shelby, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
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
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 43 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781520083124
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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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
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11945185
Publisher number
MWT11945185
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
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