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The quiet zone : unraveling the mystery of a town suspended in silence  Cover Image Book Book

The quiet zone : unraveling the mystery of a town suspended in silence / Stephen Kurczy.

Kurczy, Stephen, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780062945495
  • ISBN: 0062945491
  • Physical Description: 326 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: "To anyone who will listen" -- Quiet search -- Quiet discovery -- Quiet end? -- Epilogue: "Masters of social distancing".
Summary, etc.:
An award-winning journalist takes us deep into the Appalachian Mountains where the last truly quiet town of America exists and where its residents live a life free from constant digital connectivity, challenging us to rethink the role of tech in our lives.
Deep in the Appalachian Mountains, Green Bank, West Virginia, is a place at once futuristic and old-fashioned. It is home to the Green Bank Observatory, where astronomers search the depths of the universe using the latest technology. With a ban on all devices emanating radio frequencies that might interfere with the observatory's telescopes, residents live a life free from constant digital connectivity; schoolchildren go without WiFi or iPads. Kurcxy introduces readers to a tech buster patrolling the area for illegal radio waves; "electrosensitives" who claim that WiFi is deadly; a sheriff's department with a string of unsolved murder cases dating back decades; a camp of neo-Nazis plotting their resurgence from a nearby mountain hollow; and ordinary citizens seeking a simpler way of living. Kurczy asks: Is a less connected life desirable? Is it even possible? -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Green Bank (W. Va.) > Social life and customs.
Technology > Social aspects > West Virginia > Green Bank.
Kurczy, Stephen > Travel > West Virginia > Green Bank.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Rural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies.
Manners and customs.
Technology > Social aspects.
West Virginia > Green Bank.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at State Library of Alabama.


0 current holds with 1 total copy.

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