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Glide Path

by Clarke, Arthur C

Condition: Very Good /J Good


New York, New York, U.S.A.: harcourt, Brace & World. 1963. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". First edition / 1st Printing. H Hard Cover -. Very Good. First edition / First printing. Very good in good- dust jacket. Book : very slight wear at top & bottom of spine. Jacket : 1 inch deep triangular chip missing on top edge of front panel, slight chipping at top of spine, 1.5 inch jagged tear at top of rear spine hinge. 14.5 x 21cm. hard cover. 229pp.

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.


  • Bookseller: Vashon Island Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 0788864
  • Title: Glide Path
  • Author: Clarke, Arthur C
  • Format/binding:H Hard Cover -
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: J Good
  • Edition: First edition / 1st Printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: harcourt, Brace & World
  • Place: New York, New York, U.S.A.
  • Date published: 1963
  • Keywords: A3825.2 Arthur Clarke glide Path Radar World War Two 2 II


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