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The Resource Galapagos, Kurt Vonnegut

Galapagos, Kurt Vonnegut

Label
Galapagos
Title
Galapagos
Statement of responsibility
Kurt Vonnegut
Title variation
Kurt Vonnegut
Title variation remainder
novels 1976-1985
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Long, long ago, as he researched into the origin of species, Charles Darwin had been inspired by the creatures of the Galapagos. Now, a million years on, the new inhabitants of the islands -- the human survivors of the 'Nature Cruise of the Century' -- have quietly evolved into sleek, furry creatures with flippers, and small brains. All other forms of humankind have ceased to exist, finally made redundant by their own inventions. All that survives of their Big-Brain Culture is contained in Mandarax, a tiny electronic marvel which can recall any one of twenty thousand popular quotations from world literature, as well as translate among a thousand languages. Unfortunately Mandarax doesn't understand Kanka-Bono, the language of the cannibals who have arrived to 'look after' the new humanity..
Summary
Observed by a ghost of the Vietnam War for one million years, the descendants of survivors of a cruise to the Galapagos Archipelago prove Darwin's Theory of Evolution
Theme
Storyline
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
060697
Cataloging source
BNB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vonnegut, Kurt
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Satire, American
  • Novel
  • Human evolution
  • Galapagos Islands
Target audience
adult
Label
Galapagos, Kurt Vonnegut
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : Cape, 1985
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000020211747
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780586090459
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)188024148
Label
Galapagos, Kurt Vonnegut
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : Cape, 1985
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000020211747
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780586090459
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)188024148

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