Richter 10 by Arthur C. Clarke, Mike McQuay PDF

By Arthur C. Clarke, Mike McQuay

ISBN-10: 0795325789

ISBN-13: 9780795325786

One of the 35 book (digital-only) 2012 RosettaBooks releases comprising the whole Arthur C. Clarke Collection.

When he was once seven years previous, an important earthquake killed Lewis Crane's mom and dad. As an grownup, Crane has committed his existence to keeping humanity from the same tragedy. He's a Nobel-winning earthquake scientist, and the founding father of the Foundation—an association that has perfected apparatus delicate sufficient to foretell an earthquake strike right down to the minute.

With unrelenting commitment to his reason, Crane's association explores the belief of fusing the Earth's tectonic plates together—stopping all earthquakes without end through halting tectonic task. yet what impact will this have at the earth—and can it cease one other significant earthquake due within the United States?

In this publication, Arthur C. Clarke applies an mind's eye sufficiently big for deep area to the interior workings of our planet. It's a desirable exploration of the prospective way forward for earthquake prediction technology—and a compelling learn for technology fiction enthusiasts.

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Die Menge lachte anerkennend, die Zeitungsleute drückten erfreut auf die Knöpfe ihrer Sub-Etha-Report-Matics, und der Präsident grinste. Während er grinste, schrie sein Herz verzweifelt auf, und er befühlte die kleine Paralyso-Matic-Bombe, die friedlich in seiner Tasche ruhte. Schließlich hielt er es nicht mehr aus. Er erhob seine Köpfe zum Himmel, stieß ein wildes Kriegsgeheul aus Dur-Dreiklängen aus, warf die Bombe auf den Boden und rannte los - durch die Flut, plötzlich eingefrorenen, strahlenden Lächelns.

Seine Aufgabe besteht nicht darin, Macht auszuüben, sondern die Aufmerksamkeit von ihr abzulenken. In dieser Hinsicht ist Zaphod Beeblebrox einer der erfolgreichsten Präsidenten, die die Galaxis je hatte - zwei seiner zehn Präsidentenjahre verbrachte er bereits wegen Unterschlagung hinter Gittern. Ganz ganz wenige Leute wissen, daß der Präsident und die Regierung eigentlich gar keine Macht haben, und von diesen wenigen wissen nur sechs, von wem die allerhöchste politische Macht ausgeht. Fast alle andern glauben im stillen, die letzten Entscheidungsbefugnisse habe ein Computer inne.

Während er sein Boot über die Meere von Damogran schipperte, lächelte er still in sich hinein bei der Vorstellung, was für ein fabelhaft aufregender Tag das werden würde. Er machte sich's bequem und ließ seine beiden Arme lässig auf der Rücklehne ruhen. Steuern tat er mit einem Extra-Arm, den er sich erst vor kurzem gleich unter seinem rechten Arm hatte anbringen lassen, weil er sich damit im Ski-Boxen zu verbessern hoffte. « Aber seine Nerven sangen ein Lied, schriller als eine Hundepfeife. Die Insel namens Frankreich war ungefähr zwanzig Meilen lang, in der Mitte fünf Meilen breit, sandig und wie ein Halbmond geformt.

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