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The Fountains of Paradise by  Arthur C Clarke - 1st Edition 1st Printing - 1979 - from Arroyo Seco Books and Biblio.co.uk

The Fountains of Paradise

by Clarke, Arthur C

Condition: Fine Book/Fine Dustjacket


London: Gollancz, 1979. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine Book/Fine Dustjacket. First Edition, First Printing. Winner Of 1979 Nebula And 1980 Hugo Awards. A Fine Unread Copy (A Little Fading Along Top Edge Of Boards, Trace Along Bottom Edge). Dust Wrapper Is Mint Except For A Little Yellowing To White Flaps.


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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