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The Fountains of Paradise by  Arthur C Clarke - First Edition - 1978 - from Gumshoe Books and Biblio.co.uk

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The Fountains of Paradise

by Clarke, Arthur C

Condition: Fine /Near Fine


New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Hardcover. 0151327734 a beautiful copy. short thin line top edges. probably remainder mark. dircrete remainder book. only fault of a lovely copy. . Fine. 1978. First Edition.

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.


  • Bookseller: Gumshoe Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 018024
  • Title: The Fountains of Paradise
  • Author: Clarke, Arthur C
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Jacket condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0151327734
  • ISBN 13: 9780151327737
  • Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1978
  • Keywords: Sci Fi


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