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Author Kurczy, Stephen, author.

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

Publication Info. New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, [2021]


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 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  975.4 KURCZY    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  303.4 KURCZY    DUE 12-26-23
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 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  975.4 KUR    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  975.487 KURCZY    Check Shelf

Edition First edition.
Description 326 pages : map ; 24 cm
Note Maps on end pages.
Contents Prologue: "To anyone who will listen" -- Quiet search -- Quiet discovery -- Quiet end? -- Epilogue: "Masters of social distancing".
Summary 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.
Note Includes index.
Summary 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. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Technology -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01145202
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
West Virginia -- Green Bank. (OCoLC)fst01202935
Genre/Form Travel writing.
ISBN 9780062945495 (hardcover)
0062945491 (hardcover)
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