The Exploration of Space (Classic Reprint)

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1kg Limited, 21 nov. 2017 - 240 pagini
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One most encouraging fact about the spectacular and dramatic events of the last few years is the way in which they have confirmed all the basic predictions and calculations of the astronautical theorists, who had been in error only in being too conservative. In revising this book, I have done my best to avoid the same fault; it will be interesting to see, ten years from now, how successful I have been.

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Arthur C. Clarke was born in Minehead, Somerset, England, on December 16, 1917. During World War II, he served as a radar specialist in the RAF. His first published piece of fiction was Rescue Party and appeared in Astounding Science, May 1946. He graduated from King's College in London with honors in physics and mathematics, and worked in scientific research before turning his attention to writing fiction. His first book, Prelude to Space, was published in 1951. He is best known for his book 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was later turned into a highly successful and controversial film under the direction of Stanley Kubrick. His other works include Childhood's End, Rendezvous with Rama, The Garden of Rama, The Snows of Olympus, 2010: A Space Odyssey II, 2062: Odyssey III, and 3001: The Final Odyssey. During his lifetime, he received at least three Hugo Awards and two Nebula Awards. He died of heart failure on March 19, 2008 at the age of 90.

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