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Profiles of the Future

(1962)
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This book originally appeared in 1962, and was based on essays written during the period 1959 - 1961. Since it was concerned with ultimate possibilities, and not with achievements to be expected in the near future, even the remarkable events of the last decade have dated it very little. But Arthur Clarke has gone over the book making corrections and comments where necessary in order to bring it right up-to-date. The author, amongst many fascinating excursions into what the future may hold, discusses the fourth dimension and the obsolescence of the law of gravity, the exploration of the entire solar system and the colonisation of some of it; seas will mined for energy and minerals, and asteroids will be pulled to Earth to supply needed materials; men, already bigger than they need be, may be bred smaller to be more efficient on less food.

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Hardback Editions

November 1999 : UK Hardback
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Title: Profiles Of The Future: Profiles of the Future (New Edition): An Inquiry into the Limits of the Possible
Author(s): Arthur C Clarke
ISBN: 0-575-06790-X / 978-0-575-06790-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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March 1984 : USA Hardback
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Title: Profiles of the Future: An Inquiry into the Limits of the Possible
Author(s): Arthur C Clarke
ISBN: 0-03-069783-2 / 978-0-03-069783-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co
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1973 : USA Hardback
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Title: Profiles of the Future: An Inquiry into the Limits of the Possible
Author(s): Arthur C Clarke
ISBN: 0-06-010792-8 / 978-0-06-010792-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper & Row
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November 1982 : UK Hardback
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Title: Profiles of the Future: An Enquiry into the Limits of the Possible
Author(s): Arthur C Clarke
ISBN: 0-575-03210-3 / 978-0-575-03210-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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December 1962 : UK Hardback
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Title: Profiles of the Future
Author(s): Arthur C Clarke
ISBN: 0-575-00911-X / 978-0-575-00911-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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Paperback Editions

1609 : UK Paperback
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Title: Profiles Of The Future: An Inquiry into the Limits of the Possible
Author(s): Arthur C Clarke
ISBN: 0-575-40277-6 / 978-1-898801-21-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
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March 1985 : USA Paperback

Title: Profiles of the Future
Author(s): Arthur C Clarke
ISBN: 0-445-04061-0 / 978-0-445-04061-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Warner Books
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March 1985 : USA Paperback
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Title: Profiles of the Future
Author(s): Arthur C Clarke
ISBN: 0-446-32107-9 / 978-0-446-32107-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Warner Books Inc (Mm)
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September 1983 : UK Paperback
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Title: Profiles of the Future
Author(s): Arthur C Clarke
ISBN: 0-330-28068-6 / 978-0-330-28068-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Books
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August 1973 : UK Paperback
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Title: Profiles of the Future
Author(s): Arthur C Clarke
ISBN: 0-330-23619-9 / 978-0-445-04061-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Kindle Editions

March 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Profiles Of The Future
Author(s): Arthur C Clarke
Publisher: Gateway
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