The Resource Pillar to the sky, William R. Forstchen

Pillar to the sky, William R. Forstchen

Label
Pillar to the sky
Title
Pillar to the sky
Statement of responsibility
William R. Forstchen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A towering epic to rank with Douglas Preston's Blasphemy and Michael Crichton's Prey... Pandemic drought, skyrocketing oil prices, dwindling energy supplies and wars of water scarcity threaten the planet. Only four people can prevent global chaos. Gary Morgan--a brilliant, renegade scientist is pilloried by the scientific community for his belief in a space elevator: a pillar to the sky, which he believes will make space flight fast, simple and affordable. Eva Morgan--a brilliant and beautiful scientist of Ukrainian descent, she has had a lifelong obsession to build a pillar to the sky, a vertiginous tower which would mine the power of the sun and supply humanity with cheap, limitless energy forever. Gunther Rothenberg--the ancient but revered rocket-scientist who labored at Peenemunda with von Braun to create the first rockets and continued on to build those of today. A legend, he has mentored Gary and Natalia for two decades, nurturing and encouraging their transcendent vision. Franklin Smith--the eccentric Silicon Valley billionaire who will champion their cause, wage war with Congress and government bureaucracy and most important, finance their herculean undertaking. This journey to the stars will not be easy--a tumultuous struggle filled with violence and heroism, love and death, spellbinding beauty and heartbreaking betrayal. The stakes could not be higher. Humanity's salvation will hang in the balance"--
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10262434
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Forstchen, William R
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scientists
  • Power resources
  • Inventions
  • Astronautics
  • Suspense fiction
Label
Pillar to the sky, William R. Forstchen
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
396 p.
Isbn
9780765334381
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780765334381
Label
Pillar to the sky, William R. Forstchen
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
396 p.
Isbn
9780765334381
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780765334381

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