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Author Barrett, Andrea.

Title Archangel : fiction / by Andrea Barrett.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    BARRETT,AND    Available
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC BARRETT,A    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Fiction    FIC BARRETT,A    Available
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Fiction    FIC BARRETT,A    Available
Edition First edition
Description 238 pages ; 22 cm
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Contents The investigators (1908) -- The ether of space (1920) -- The island (1873) -- The particles (1939) -- Archangel (1919).
Summary "During the summer of 1908, twelve-year-old Constantine Boyd is witness to an explosion of home-spun investigation--from experiments with cave-dwelling fish without eyes to scientifically bred crops to motorized bicycles and the flight of an early aeroplane. In 1920, a popular science writer and young widow tries, immediately after the bloodbath of the First World War, to explain the new theory of relativity to an audience (herself included) desperate to believe in an "ether of space" housing spirits of the dead. In 1873, a famous biologist struggles to maintain his sense of the hierarchies of nature as Darwin's new theory of evolution threatens to make him ridiculous in the eyes of a precocious student. The twentieth-century realms of science and war collide in the last two stories, as developments in genetics and X-ray technology that had once held so much promise fail to protect humans from the failures of governments and from the brutality of war--among them, a young American soldier, Constantine Boyd, sent to Archangel, Russia, in 1919"--Book jacket.
Subject Science -- Social aspects -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Science -- Social aspects -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Short stories.
Historical fiction.
ISBN 9780393240009 hardcover
0393240002 hardcover

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