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The Fountains of Paradise by  Arthur C Clarke - First Thus - 1979 - from Weysprings Books, IOBA, PBFA and Biblio.co.uk

The Fountains of Paradise

by Clarke, Arthur C

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


London: Victor Gollancz. Near Fine/Near Fine. 1979. First Thus. Hard Cover. 8.75" x "5.5" 0575025204 Pages begining to tan (common with this book), no inscriptions. The dust jacket is taken just-off fine by general handling. Although the book has an ISBN number and there is no indication (that I can see) on the book that it is anything other than a 1979 first by Golancz, it is offered and priced as a Book Club Edition due to the absence of a price on the unclipped dust jacket front flap. Weysprings Books is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and subscribes to the Association's Code of Ethics. .

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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