Pillar to the sky
Title
Pillar to the sky

Author
Forstchen, William R. author.

ISBN
9781482971873

Edition
Unabridged.

Physical Description
1 audio media player (15 hr., 30 min., 11 sec.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.

General Note
Playaway.
 
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
 
Previously released by Blackstone Audio, Inc.
 
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.

Abstract
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 Ukranian 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.

Subject
Scientists -- Fiction -- Playaway.
 
Power resources -- Fiction -- Playaway.
 
Inventions -- Fiction -- Playaway.
 
Astronautics -- Fiction -- Playaway.
 
Suspense fiction -- Playaway.
 
Audiobooks (Playaway)

Added Author
Gardner, Grover.

Added Corporate Author
Playaway Digital Audio.
 
Findaway World, LLC.
 
Blackstone Audio, Inc.


LibraryCollectionMaterial TypeCall NumberStatus
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