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Profiles of the Future By Arthur C. Clarke

Profiles of the Future
by Arthur C. Clarke

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First published in 1982, Clarke has gone through the book, making corrections and comments where necessary in order to bring it right up-to-date, adding new afterwords to each chapter and pointing out where he was right or wrong in his predictions on future technological and scientific possibilities.
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Profiles of the Future: An Inquiry into the Limits of the Possible by Arthur C. Clarke

This book originally appeared in 1962, and was based on essays written during the period 1959 - 1961. Since it was concerned with ultimate possibilities, and not with achievements to be expected in the near future, even the remarkable events of the last decade have dated it very little. But Arthur Clarke has now gone over the book making corrections and comments where necessary in order to bring it right up-to-date. The author, amongst many fascinating excursions into what the future may hold, discusses the fourth dimensional and the obsolescence of the law of gravity, the exploration of the entire solar system and the colonisation of some of it; seas will mined for energy and minerals, and asteroids will be pulled to Earth to supply needed materials; men, already bigger than they need be, may be bred smaller to be more efficient on less food. Arthur Clarke writes with a light, deft touch, realising that almost anything is possible in this improbable world we live in.

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About Arthur C. Clarke


Artur C. Clarke was born in 1917. He has been writing science fiction since the late 40's. His seventieth birthday, in December 1987, was marked by the unveiling of a plaque at his birthplace in Somerset; he was knighted in 1998 for his services to literature, shortly after his eightieth birthday, the first science fiction writer to be thus honoured.

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GOR001197036
Profiles of the Future: An Inquiry into the Limits of the Possible by Arthur C. Clarke
Arthur C. Clarke
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Orion Publishing Co
1999-11-25
221
057506790X
9780575067905
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