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Fountains of paradise by  Arthur C Clarke - Paperback - from h:strom - Text & Kultur AB / Antikvariat & Bokhandel and Biblio.co.uk

Fountains of paradise

by Clarke, Arthur C

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Mass Market Paperback. Publisher: Orion Publishing Co | Utg. 2000 | Mass Market Paperback | 256 p. | This book is brand new. | Language: Engelska | We have this book in our store house - please allow for a couple of extra days for delivery.

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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