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  • Publication: Ascent to Orbit: A Scientific Autobiography Publication Record # 284389
  • Author: Arthur C. Clarke
  • Date: 1984-04-00
  • ISBN: 0-471-87910-X [978-0-471-87910-7]
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • Price: $19.95
  • Pages: viii+226
  • Format:
    hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
  • Type: NONFICTION
  • Notes: First printing per number line [10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1]. Foreword by "Richard R. Colino / Director General INTELSAT / February 6, 1984" [v-vi] Postscript by the author signed "Colombo, Sri Lanka / September 18, 1983" [pp. 223-225] All papers and essays have prefatory notes which range from a single paragraph to several pages and always bear the same title as the following piece Apart from the above-mentioned, there are only two short pieces that appear to have been written especially for this volume: the autobiographical essay ''Amazing Story'' and mathematical exercise ''HAL Jr. versus the Integers''. As a frontispiece there are four small photos of Clarke's receiving the Eighth Marconi International Fellowship Award in The Hague, 1982. On the same page there is also an inscription ''Published in honor of the Marconi International Fellowship''. On pp. 3-8 are listed details about the Marconi Fellowship (commission, grant, criteria) and the recipients for the period 1975-84. Front cover photo copyrighted by Globe Photos Back cover photo of the author by Charles Adams
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Nonfiction Title: Ascent to Orbit: A Scientific Autobiography • nonfiction by Arthur C. Clarke

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