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Greetings, Carbon-based Bipeds! By Arthur C. Clarke

Greetings, Carbon-based Bipeds!
by Arthur C. Clarke

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In this text, Sir Arthur C. Clarke demonstrates that he not only anticipated many of the 20th century's great inventions and scientific innovations, he also inspired the careers of thousands of scientists, and in fact has shaped our path ahead in to the next millennium.
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Greetings, Carbon-based Bipeds! by Arthur C. Clarke

The most visionary and versatile thinker of this century here gathers together in a single volume his most significant and prophetic nonfiction writings to present a personal view of the twentieth century. Sir Arthur C Clarke lucidly demonstrates in this beautiful book that he not only anticipated many of the twentieth century's great inventions and scientific innovations, he also inspired the careers of thousands of scientists, and in fact has shaped our path ahead in to the next millennium. The reader is swept into the course of events and becomes an active and informed participant rather than a remote bystander. From predicting the role of geosynchronous satellites decades before they existed to his groundbreaking reporting from Kennedy Space Center in the 60s, to anticipating the internet decades before it happened, Clarke has acted both as technological prophet and cultural conscience, celebrating the great scientific powers of man -- but simultaneously warning of the perils of a world where power and greed reign unchecked. Each essay has a new introduction by Clarke to provide perspective. The pieces themselves enable the reader to experience the excitement of taking part in a journey of discovery. Sir Arthur's bona fide scientific understanding is combined with a generosity of spirit, the interests of a new renaissance man, a sublime lack of false modesty and a great flair for the dramatic. This is arguably the crowning achievement of an unrivalled personal odyssey that began in England in 1917 and has ascended to the stars. It will very possibly be one of the few uplifting accounts around!

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Greetings, Carbon-based Bipeds! Reviews


'3001 is not just a page-turner, plugged in to the great icons of HAL and the monoliths, but a book of wisdom too, pithy and provocative' New Scientist 'He is the prophet of the space age' The Times 'Arthur C. Clarke is blessed with one of the most astounding imaginations ever encountered in print' New York Times 'One of the truly prophetic figures of the space age... the colossus of science fiction' New Yorker

About Arthur C. Clarke


Born in Somerset in 1917, Arthur C. Clarke has written over fifty 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 lives in Sri Lanka.

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GOR001086689
Greetings, Carbon-based Bipeds! by Arthur C. Clarke
Arthur C. Clarke
Used - Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
1999-09-20
576
000224697X
9780002246972
N/A
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