River in a dry land a prairie passage

DAISY Sound Recording
Published 2002
Item Details

The author recounts summer days as a youth on a 70-acre piece of land on Saskatchewan's Qu'Appelle River, and introduces his immediate and extended family, most of whom are farmers. He describes the effect of mining on the river and the valley, retells Cree and Metis legends, and also describes the more recent experiences of the Russians, Finns, Jews, Scots, and English who have settled in the area. A mixture of family history, ecology, and social commentary which laments the loss of rural culture. 2000.

0616086814 (CNIB)
DAISY edition.
Computer data (204 files : 208 mb)
Publisher, Date:
Toronto : CNIB, 2002.
1 computer laser optical disc (15 hrs., 10 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 inches
digital DAISY format
Full text search and access capability.
Access restricted to persons who are visually impaired or physically disabled and cannot use conventional print materials.
George Thompson.
Audio and text
Original version: Toronto : Stoddart Publishing Co. Limited, 2000.
Recording standard: DAISY 2.02 standard.
MP3 compression.
Compression rate: 32.
System requirements: IBM PC or compatible; double speed or faster CD-ROM drive; sound card and sound output device; DAISY playback software or DAISY talking book player.
Studio original.
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