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Glide Path by Arthur C. Clarke - Paperback - 1970 - from The World of Rare Books and Biblio.co.uk

Glide Path

by Arthur C. Clarke

Condition: Good


Sphere, 1970. Paperback. Good. 1970. 234 pages. Paperback book. Pages and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues present such as mild cracking, inscriptions, inserts, light foxing, tanning and thumb marking. Overall a good condition item. Paper cover has mild edge wear with light rubbing and creasing. Some light marking and sunning.
  • Bookseller: The World of Rare Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 1518189816LAS
  • Title: Glide Path
  • Author: Arthur C. Clarke
  • Format/binding:Paperback
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Sphere
  • Date published: 1970


Book summary

Glide Path is a novel by Arthur C. Clarke, published in 1963. Clarke's only non-science fiction novel, it is set during World War II, and tells a fictionalized version of the development of the radar-based ground-controlled approach (called "ground-controlled descent" in the novel) aircraft landing system. It is based on Clarke's own wartime service with the Royal Air Force, during which he worked on the GCA project.

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