The Fountains of Paradise
by Arthur C. Clarke,
BOOK CLUB EDITION
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
This book is in good condition. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. This is a used book with some shelf wear. Please take a look at the pictures to ascertain the condition and state of this item. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. The dust jacket is in good shape, protected by a glassine cover. Ex library with typical markings; card slot, withdrawn stamps, etc. Hinges tight. Binding sturdy. The text block is crisp and clean. -
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The Fountains of Paradise is a 1979 science fiction novel by British writer 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 orbit at the height of approximately 36,000 kilometers (approx. 22,300 miles). Such a structure would be used to raise payloads to orbit without the expense of using rockets. The novel won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Novel.
Item Dimensions: 12.0 inches x 10.0 inches