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The Brothers Vonnegut: Science and Fiction in the House of Magic

By: Ginger Strand

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: November 2016

Seller ID: 4148

ISBN: 0374536538

Condition: New


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The Brothers Vonnegut: Science and Fiction in the House of Magic

By: Ginger Strand

Price: $15.15

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: November 2015

Seller ID: 9151

ISBN: 0374117012

Condition: New


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Inventing Niagara: Beauty, Power, and Lies

By: Ginger Strand

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: May 2009

Seller ID: 17036

ISBN: 141654657X

Condition: New


Americans call Niagara Falls a natural wonder, but the Falls aren't very natural anymore. In fact, they are a study in artifice. Water diverted, riverbed reshaped, brink stabilized and landscape redesigned, the Falls are more a monument to man's meddling than to nature's strength. Held up as an example of something real, they are hemmed in with fakery -- waxworks, haunted houses, IMAX films and ersatz Indian tales. A symbol of American manifest destiny, they are shared politely with Canada. Emblem of nature's power, they are completely human-controlled. Archetype of natural beauty, they belie ... View more info