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The Resource Equilateral : a novel, Ken Kalfus

Equilateral : a novel, Ken Kalfus

Label
Equilateral : a novel
Title
Equilateral
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ken Kalfus
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A British astronomer, Thayer, high on Darwin and other progressive scientists of [his] age, has come to believe that beings more highly evolved than us are alive on Mars (he has evidence) and that there will be a perfect moment in which we can signal to them that we are here, too. He gets the support and funding for a massive project to build the Equilateral, a triangle with sides hundreds of miles long, in the desert of Egypt in time for that perfect window. But as work progresses, the Egyptian workers, less evolved than the British, are also less than cooperative, and a bout of malaria that seems to activate at the worst moments makes it all much more confusing and complex than Thayer ever imagined"--Amazon.com
Summary
Obsessed by a belief that highly evolved beings exist on Mars, a turn-of-the-century British astronomer gets support for a massive project to build a signal that is undermined by malaria-stricken Egyptian laborers and two women who understand the astronomer more than he realizes
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10171850
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kalfus, Ken
Dewey number
813
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astronomers
  • Life on other planets
  • Mars (Planet)
  • Egypt
  • Humorous stories
  • Historical fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Equilateral : a novel, Ken Kalfus
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn795174308
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
207 p.
Isbn
9781620400067
Lccn
2013002690
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)795174308
Label
Equilateral : a novel, Ken Kalfus
Publication
Control code
ocn795174308
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
207 p.
Isbn
9781620400067
Lccn
2013002690
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)795174308

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