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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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9780151327737
9780795325427
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Grouping Title fountains of paradise
Grouping Author clarke arthur c
Grouping Category book
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display_description Renowned structural engineer Dr. Vannevar Morgan seeks to link Earth to the stars-through the construction of a space elevator connecting to an orbiting satellite 22,300 miles from the planet's surface. The elevator would lift interstellar spaceships into orbit without the need of rockets to blast through the Earth's atmosphere-making space travel easier and more cost-effective. Unfortunately, the only appropriate surface base for the elevator is located at the top of a mountain already occupied-by an ancient order of Buddhist monks who strongly oppose the project. Morgan must face down their opposition-as well as enormous technical, political, and economic challenges-in order to make the project successful. Winner of the Nebula and Hugo awards, this novel combines believable science based on the knowledge of the time with heart-stopping suspense-sure to delight science fiction readers and fans of Clarke alike.
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subject_facet Electronic books, Elevators -- Design and construction -- Fiction, Monks -- Fiction, Mountains -- Religious aspects -- Fiction
title_display The fountains of Paradise
title_full The fountains of Paradise / Arthur C. Clarke, The fountains of paradise [electronic resource] / Arthur C. Clarke
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