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The Exploration of Space [Paperback]

Arthur C. Clarke

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10 Sep 2010
This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

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Born in Somerset in 1917, Arthur C. Clarke has written over sixty books, among which are the science fiction classics 2001: A Space Odyssey, Childhood's End, The City and the Stars and Rendezvous With Rama. He has won all the most prestigious science fiction trophies, and shared an Oscar nomination with Stanley Kubrick for the screenplay of the film of 2001. He was knighted in 1998. He died in 2008 at his home in Sri Lanka.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating view of mid-Century "Future" of Space 5 Feb 2014
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I found this book in a local antique store. Well worth reading. Published 6 years before the launch of Sputnik and the SPACE RACE, the author has an optimistic, non-bellicose view of the benefits of space exploration. Some of Clarke's diagrams and predictions are quite prescient; for instance, satellites that orbit every 24 hours for telecommunications. This was 11 years before Telstar introduced real-time, intercontinental TV broadcasts.

Interestingly enough, Clarke diagrammed and forecast a method of creating artificial gravity that closely resembles the "ring" space craft in "2001: A Space Odyssey." This book will fascinate SciFi fans and anyone who longs for our space program to restart after its long decline.
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