The Resource The brothers Vonnegut : science and fiction in the house of magic, Ginger Strand, (eaudio)

The brothers Vonnegut : science and fiction in the house of magic, Ginger Strand, (eaudio)

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The brothers Vonnegut : science and fiction in the house of magic
Title
The brothers Vonnegut
Title remainder
science and fiction in the house of magic
Statement of responsibility
Ginger Strand
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the mid-1950s, Kurt Vonnegut takes a job in the PR department at General Electric in Schenectady, where his older brother, Bernard, is a leading scientist in its research lab-or "House of Magic." Kurt has ambitions as a novelist, and Bernard is working on a series of cutting-edge weather-control experiments meant to make deserts bloom and farmers flourish. While Kurt writes zippy press releases, Bernard builds silver-iodide generators and attacks clouds with dry ice. His experiments attract the attention of the government; weather proved a decisive factor in World War II, and if the military can control the clouds, fog, and snow, they can fly more bombing missions. Maybe weather will even be-as a headline in American Magazine calls it-"The New Super Weapon." But when the army takes charge of his cloudseeding project (dubbed Project Cirrus), Bernard begins to have misgivings about the use of his inventions for harm, not to mention the evidence that they are causing alarming changes in the atmosphere. In a fascinating cultural history, Ginger Strand chronicles the intersection of these brothers' lives at a time when the possibilities of science seemed infinite. As the Cold War looms, Bernard's struggle for integrity plays out in Kurt's evolving writing style. The Brothers Vonnegut reveals how science's ability to influence the natural world also influenced one of our most inventive novelists
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Strand, Ginger Gail
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by Sean Runnette
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Runnette, Sean
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vonnegut, Kurt
  • Vonnegut, Bernard
  • Novelists, American
  • Scientists
  • Weather control
  • Literature and science
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
The brothers Vonnegut : science and fiction in the house of magic, Ginger Strand, (eaudio)
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digital storage
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 37 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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Isbn
9781622319176
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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unknown
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Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11467209
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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11467209
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MWT11467209
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
The brothers Vonnegut : science and fiction in the house of magic, Ginger Strand, (eaudio)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 37 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781622319176
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
MWT11467209
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11467209
System control number
MWT11467209
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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