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The Resource The Great Wall of China and the Salton Sea : monuments, missteps, and the audacity of ambition, Russell Rathbun

The Great Wall of China and the Salton Sea : monuments, missteps, and the audacity of ambition, Russell Rathbun

Label
The Great Wall of China and the Salton Sea : monuments, missteps, and the audacity of ambition
Title
The Great Wall of China and the Salton Sea
Title remainder
monuments, missteps, and the audacity of ambition
Statement of responsibility
Russell Rathbun
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
We've been building and making things ever since we stumbled out of Paradise. Some of those things are incredible continuations of God's creation, while others are nothing but ambitious catastrophes. We continue making, says Russell Rathbun, but we've lost ourselves in the process. So how do we find ourselves again--rebuild our connections to each other, the earth, maybe even God? In search of an answer, Rathbun drives cross-country to the Salton Sea and takes a trip to China's Great Wall, interspersing his traveling revelations with engaging musings on Madame Mao's Gang of Four, Grandpa Webb's family secret, the Great Flood and the Tower of Babel, and a host of other subjects that grab his attention. With cheeky wit and sharp insight, Rathbun uncovers a way of finding ourselves and the deep connections we long for in an increasingly complex world. - from publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rathbun, Russell
Dewey number
270.092
Index
no index present
LC call number
BR1725.R3355
LC item number
A3 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rathbun, Russell
  • Christian biography
  • Spirituality
  • Spiritual life
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Religious
  • RELIGION / Christian Church / History
  • RELIGION / Christianity / History
  • Christian biography
  • Spiritual life
  • Spirituality
  • Travel
Label
The Great Wall of China and the Salton Sea : monuments, missteps, and the audacity of ambition, Russell Rathbun
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The monumental and the missteps...Irrigating the desert...The deluge...A very big beaver dam...Creation as a separation...Riffing on the rabbis...Longing to catch a glimpse of God -- Grandpa Webb and the Salton Sea...A smaller dream...Mildred de Stanley...A ruined creation...California Riviera...The audacity of ambition...A cadaverous stench... -- Too close, too soon...Deng Xiaoping's China...The great tower of Babel...The making of Madame Mao...An endless city of shining towers and crumbling buildings... -- Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?...An illusion masking our desire for real connection...The orbiting self...The pioneers park museum...The colorado river stopped draining into the desert... -- The day God learned forgiveness...A sort of lyrical world-dominating superpower...This massive miscalculation...Al J. Kalin, 1888-1951 : Pioneer, cattleman, farmer, innovator, builder, visionary... - Getting sold on Facebook...S. O. S., S. O. S...."That old owl put up quite a fight" -- The resting place of souls, misguided or otherwise...Mao's "Fat Elvis" years... -- Post-American empire ruin porn...Seeing China in a haze...Visiting grandpa Webb...Circumnavigating the Salton Sea...Joe stopped speaking chinese... -- The glamour capital of the Salton Sea...The assuredness of future growth...Chairman Mao and his madame...The new recreation capital of the world...The only fish found in the Salton Sea... -- Lamenting the internet...Finding ourselves at the Salton Sea...Inching toward the great wall..."Don't think about the way down"...First aggression, then deterioration...Let's call them ripple effects... -- The sonny bono Salton Sea national wildlife refuge...Deeper into the desert..."So you really believe in love, then?"...The remains of Bombay Beach...The ruins of empire...Finding myself at an intersection..
Control code
1002108809
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 185 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781467446211
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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14ab1da0-2063-4308-8239-8223229967a0
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1002108809
Label
The Great Wall of China and the Salton Sea : monuments, missteps, and the audacity of ambition, Russell Rathbun
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The monumental and the missteps...Irrigating the desert...The deluge...A very big beaver dam...Creation as a separation...Riffing on the rabbis...Longing to catch a glimpse of God -- Grandpa Webb and the Salton Sea...A smaller dream...Mildred de Stanley...A ruined creation...California Riviera...The audacity of ambition...A cadaverous stench... -- Too close, too soon...Deng Xiaoping's China...The great tower of Babel...The making of Madame Mao...An endless city of shining towers and crumbling buildings... -- Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?...An illusion masking our desire for real connection...The orbiting self...The pioneers park museum...The colorado river stopped draining into the desert... -- The day God learned forgiveness...A sort of lyrical world-dominating superpower...This massive miscalculation...Al J. Kalin, 1888-1951 : Pioneer, cattleman, farmer, innovator, builder, visionary... - Getting sold on Facebook...S. O. S., S. O. S...."That old owl put up quite a fight" -- The resting place of souls, misguided or otherwise...Mao's "Fat Elvis" years... -- Post-American empire ruin porn...Seeing China in a haze...Visiting grandpa Webb...Circumnavigating the Salton Sea...Joe stopped speaking chinese... -- The glamour capital of the Salton Sea...The assuredness of future growth...Chairman Mao and his madame...The new recreation capital of the world...The only fish found in the Salton Sea... -- Lamenting the internet...Finding ourselves at the Salton Sea...Inching toward the great wall..."Don't think about the way down"...First aggression, then deterioration...Let's call them ripple effects... -- The sonny bono Salton Sea national wildlife refuge...Deeper into the desert..."So you really believe in love, then?"...The remains of Bombay Beach...The ruins of empire...Finding myself at an intersection..
Control code
1002108809
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 185 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781467446211
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
14ab1da0-2063-4308-8239-8223229967a0
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1002108809

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