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

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Arthur C. Clarke is one of this century's most visionary and versatile thinkers. In the crowning achievement of his extraordinary career, Clarke has collected his ground-breaking non-fiction pieces into one volume. Charting an exceptional career of over six decades, the essays in Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! reveal Clarke's piercing mind and lively wit as well as the march of science through our modern age.

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A writer of science fiction, Arthur Charles Clarke was born in Minehead, Somerset, England, in 1917. Clarke studied at King's College in London, and worked in scientific research before turning his attention to writing fiction. Clarke's first book was Prelude to Space in 1951, but 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. Some of Clarke's later works include the sequels to 2001, 2010: A Space Odyssey II, 2062: Odyssey III, and 3001: The Final Odyssey, and the novels The Garden of Rama and The Snows of Olympus. Clarke emigrated to Sri Lanka in the 1950s. He died on March 19, 2008 at the age of 90.
Published August 1, 1999 by St Martins Pr. 558 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Science & Math, Computers & Technology, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Non-fiction

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This just scratches the surface of this fascinating collection, in which Clarke’s reasonable, witty, and often elegant approach illuminates subjects from fractal math and Martian geology to advanced communications—all given context by Clarke’s entertaining prefaces.

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Clarke retains uncommon sense regarding scientific pursuits: ""We must not mistake ever-increasing scientific knowledge with `progress,' however that is defined."" Part of the Clarke legend springs from how much of our technology and its cultural effects he has foreseen.

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