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Bellwether

Author: Connie Willis
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1996.
Series: A Bantam Spectra book
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sandra Foster studies fads--from Barbie dolls to the grunge look--how they start and what they mean. Bennett O'Reilly is a chaos theorist studying monkey group behavior. They both work for the HiTek corporation, strangers until a misdelivered package brings them together. It's a moment of synchronicity--if not serendipity--which leads them into a chaotic system of their own, complete with a million-dollar research  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Science fiction
Romance fiction
Novels
Humorous fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Connie Willis
ISBN: 0553375628 9780553375626 0553562967 9780553562965
OCLC Number: 33078699
Awards: Short-listed for Nebula Awards 1997
Description: 247 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: A Bantam Spectra book
Responsibility: Connie Willis.

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"Sandra Foster studies fads--from Barbie dolls to the grunge look--how they start and what they mean. Bennett O'Reilly is a chaos theorist studying monkey group behavior. They both work for the HiTek corporation, strangers until a misdelivered package brings them together. It's a moment of synchronicity--if not serendipity--which leads them into a chaotic system of their own, complete with a million-dollar research grant, caffè latte, tattoos, and a series of unlucky coincidences that leaves Bennett monkeyless, fundless, and nearly jobless. Sandra intercedes with a flock of sheep and an idea for a joint project. (After all, what better animal to study both chaos theory and the herd mentality that so often characterizes human behavior?) But scientific discovery is rarely straightforward and never simple, and Sandra and Bennett have to endure a series of setbacks, heartbreaks, dead ends, and disasters before they find their ultimate answer"--Back cover.

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