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Going Into Space

By Clarke, Arthur C




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Going into Space

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Fair. 117 pages. Illustrations. Some discoloration inside boards, DJ somewhat worn and soiled: small tears, small pieces missing at spine, small rough spot front DJ. Derived from a Kirkus review: A discussion of the outlook, probabilities and possibilities of present and future space travel--by the chairman of the British Interplanetary Society. This has the potential to be one of the most authoritative books for the general audience. This surveys the rocket, jet and space travel world from man's earliest thoughts about them. Coming up through history then, Mr. Clarke traces developments down to the German V-2 and the latest modern models. Turning skyward he analyzes the atmosphere, the planets and their positions in the universe, the work now going on for flight to them, and what may happen when man gets to the moon. Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, CBE, FRAS (16 December 1917 - 19 March 2008) was a British science writer, science fiction writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host. He is famous for being co-writer of the screenplay for the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Clarke was a science writer, who was both an avid popularizer of space travel and a futurist. On these subjects he wrote over a dozen books and many essays, which appeared in various popular magazines. In 1961 he was awarded the Kalinga Prize, an award which is given by UNESCO for popularizing science. Clarke was a lifelong proponent of space travel. In 1934, while still a teenager, he joined the British Interplanetary Society. In 1945, he proposed a satellite communication system. He was the chairman of the British Interplanetary Society from 1946-47 and again in 1951-53. Clarke was knighted in 1998.

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Going Into Space

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1954. Ex-Library; WYSIWYG pricing--no added shipping charge for standard shipping within USA. Rebound by library in red-orange pictorial buckram with black & yellow-orange titles & decoration, ix, 117 pp, 8 ff b & w plates, 6 drawings in text. Usual library markings including a bindery stamp on rpd & a "Withdrawn" sticker. A look ahead from 1954 at how space travel might develop, for young readers. Interesting to compare Clarke's predictions to what actually has happened. (Also published in England as The Young Traveller in Space.) Shipping weight 2 lbs. (International 1 lb., 12 oz.). First Edition. . VG/No dj. 21 X 14 cm.

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Going Into Space

Clarke, Arthur C

New York: Harper & Row, 1954. Hardcover w/dustjacket. Good/Very Good. 117 pages. Ex-library copy. All pages clean, intact, and tightly bound. Slightly musty. "An introduction to interplanetary travel

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GOING INTO SPACE

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Harper & Row. Good with no dust jacket; Ex. Library Book. 1954. Hardback. 117 pages .

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Going into space [Jan 01, 195

Arthur C. Clarke

Going into space 1ST EDITION, ARTHUR C. CLARKE FORMER LIBRARY COPY, HAS LIBRARY MARKINGS , COMES WITH DUST COVER, SOLID READING COPY................CASE-TB-60Good

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