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The Fountains Of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke - First Edition - 1979 - from West Wessex Books and Biblio.co.uk

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The Fountains Of Paradise

by Arthur C. Clarke

Condition: Good/Good


London: Victor Gollancz, 1979. 255pp, some fade to top edge of cloth, wear to dj, small tear to top front corner and top and bottom of dj spine at back. A slight buckle to prelims front and back as if book had been in damp conditions, otherwise a clean bright reading copy.Not price clipped or inscribed.. First Edition. Cloth. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

The Fountains of Paradise is a Hugo and Nebula Award winning 1979 novel by Arthur C. Clarke. Set in the 22nd century, it describes the construction of a space elevator. This "orbital tower" is a giant structure rising from the ground and linking with a satellite in geostationary at the height of approximately 36,000 kilometers (approx. 22,300 miles). Such a structure would be used to raise payloads to orbit without having to use rockets, making it much more cost-effective.




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