The fountains of Paradise

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This Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel is reissued in this trade paperback edition. Vannemar Morgan's dream of linking Earth with the stars requires a 24,000-mile-high space elevator. But first he must solve a million technical, political, and economic problems while allaying the wrath of God. Includes a new introduction by the author.
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subject_facetElectronic books
Elevators -- Design and construction -- Fiction
Monks -- Fiction
Mountains -- Religious aspects -- Fiction
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title_displayThe fountains of Paradise
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The fountains of paradise [electronic resource] / Arthur C. Clarke
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Elevators
Monks
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Religious aspects