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Going into Space

Clarke, Arthur C.

Published by Harper & Brothers, New York, 1954
Condition: Good Hardcover
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117 pages. Illustrations. Some discoloration inside boards, DJ somewhat worn and soiled: small tears, small pieces missing at spine, small rough spot front DJ. Derived from a Kirkus review: A discussion of the outlook, probabilities and possibilities of present and future space travel--by the chairman of the British Interplanetary Society. This has the potential to be one of the most authoritative books for the general audience. This surveys the rocket, jet and space travel world from man's earliest thoughts about them. Coming up through history then, Mr. Clarke traces developments down to the German V-2 and the latest modern models. Turning skyward he analyzes the atmosphere, the planets and their positions in the universe, the work now going on for flight to them, and what may happen when man gets to the moon. Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, CBE, FRAS (16 December 1917 - 19 March 2008) was a British science writer, science fiction writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host. He is famous for being co-writer of the screenplay for the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Clarke was a science writer, who was both an avid popularizer of space travel and a futurist. On these subjects he wrote over a dozen books and many essays, which appeared in various popular magazines. In 1961 he was awarded the Kalinga Prize, an award which is given by UNESCO for popularizing science. Clarke was a lifelong proponent of space travel. In 1934, while still a teenager, he joined the British Interplanetary Society. In 1945, he proposed a satellite communication system. He was the chairman of the British Interplanetary Society from 1946-47 and again in 1951-53. Clarke was knighted in 1998. Bookseller Inventory # 3456

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Title: Going into Space

Publisher: Harper & Brothers, New York

Publication Date: 1954

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fair

Edition: First Edition.

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