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Songs of Distant Earth.

Author: Arthur C Clarke
Publisher: Westminster : RosettaBooks, 2012.
Series: Arthur C. Clarke Collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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More than two thousand years in the future, a small human colony thrives on the ocean paradise of Thalassa?sent there centuries ago to continue the human race before the Earth's destruction. Thalassa's resources are vast?and the human colony has lived a bucolic life there. But their existence is threatened when the spaceship Magellan arrives on their world?carrying one million refugees from Earth, fleeing the dying  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Science fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Clarke, Arthur C.
Songs of Distant Earth.
Westminster : RosettaBooks, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur C Clarke
ISBN: 9780795325830 0795325835
OCLC Number: 1038790748
Description: 1 online resource (148 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Author's Note; I. THALASSA; 1. The Beach at Tarna; 2. The Little Neutral One; 3. Village Council; 4. Tocsin; 5. Night Ride; II. MAGELLAN; 6. Planetfall; 7. Lords of the Last Days; 8. Remembrance of Love Lost; 9. The Quest for Superspace; III. SOUTH ISLAND; 10. First Contact; 11. Delegation; 12. Heritage; 13. Task Force; 14. Mirissa; 15. Terra Nova; 16. Party Games; 17. Chain of Command; 18. Kumar; 19. Pretty Polly; 20. Idyll; IV. KRAKAN; 21. Academy; 22. Krakan; 23. Ice Day; 24. Archive; 25. Scorp; 26. Snowflake Rising. 27. Mirror of the Past28. The Sunken Forest; 29. Sabra; 30. CHILD OF KRAKAN; V. THE BOUNTY SYNDROME; 31. Petition; 32. Clinic; 33. Tides; 34. Shipnet; 35. Convalescence; 36. Kilimanjaro; 37. In Vino Veritas; 38. Debate; 39. The Leopard in the Snows; 40. Confrontation; 41. Pillow Talk; 42. Survivor; 43. Interrogation; VI. THE FORESTS OF THE SEA; 44. Spyball; 45. Bait; 46. Whatever Gods May Be ; VII. AS THE SPARKS FLY UPWARD; 47. Ascension; 48. Decision; 49. Fire on the Reef; VIII. THE SONGS OF DISTANT EARTH; 50. Shield of Ice; 51. Relic; 52. The Songs of Distant Earth; 53. The Golden Mask. 54. Valediction55. Departure; 56. Below the Interface; IX. SAGAN lWO; 57. The Voices of Time; Chronology; Bibliographical Note; Acknowledgments.
Series Title: Arthur C. Clarke Collection.
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More than two thousand years in the future, a small human colony thrives on the ocean paradise of Thalassa?sent there centuries ago to continue the human race before the Earth's destruction. Thalassa's resources are vast?and the human colony has lived a bucolic life there. But their existence is threatened when the spaceship Magellan arrives on their world?carrying one million refugees from Earth, fleeing the dying planet. Reputed to be Arthur C. Clarke's favorite novel, The Songs of Distant Earth addresses several fascinating scientific questions unresolved in their time?including the question of why so few neutrinos from the sun have been measured on Earth. In addition, Clarke presents an inventive depiction of the use of vacuum energy to power spacecraft?and the technical logistics of space travel near the speed of light.

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