The Resource The fountains of paradise, Arthur C. Clarke., (ebook)

The fountains of paradise, Arthur C. Clarke., (ebook)

Label
The fountains of paradise
Title
The fountains of paradise
Statement of responsibility
Arthur C. Clarke.
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1917-2008
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Clarke, Arthur C.
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Arthur C. Clarke Collection
Series volume
v. 11
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  • Elevators
  • Mountains
  • Monks
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
The fountains of paradise, Arthur C. Clarke., (ebook)
Link
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780795325427
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12314877
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12314877
System control number
MWT12314877
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The fountains of paradise, Arthur C. Clarke., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780795325427
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12314877
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12314877
System control number
MWT12314877
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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