From the Earth to the Moon, and Round the Moon

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Jules Verne (1828-1905) is one of the most recognizable names in Western literature, coming to be known as one of the Fathers of Science-Fiction. Although he studied to be a lawyer and held stock trading jobs, he quickly learned that he had a knack for weaving adventurous stories of travels and expeditions. It didn't hurt that one of his teachers may have been inventor Brutus de Villeroi, who created the first submarine for the U.S. Navy. Verne wrote about air travel and space ...
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Overview

Jules Verne (1828-1905) is one of the most recognizable names in Western literature, coming to be known as one of the Fathers of Science-Fiction. Although he studied to be a lawyer and held stock trading jobs, he quickly learned that he had a knack for weaving adventurous stories of travels and expeditions. It didn't hurt that one of his teachers may have been inventor Brutus de Villeroi, who created the first submarine for the U.S. Navy. Verne wrote about air travel and space travel 50 years before either was possible.
One of his most famous works is From the Earth to the Moon, and its sequel Round the Moon, both classic sci-fi adventure novels. The books tell the story of the president of a post-American Civil War gun club in Baltimore, his rival, a Philadelphia maker of armor, and a Frenchman, who build an enormous sky-facing Columbiad space gun and launch themselves in a spacecraft toward the Moon. The sequel discusses the dangerous adventure from the Moon and the difficulties in getting back to Earth alive. Verne's story is told in a humorous style, but as he did with his other works, he peppers in a lot of science and math. Written nearly 100 years before Apollo 11 landed men on the Moon, one of the interesting aspects of his books is comparing and contrasting the books to actual space travel. Some of Verne's math was very realistic, as were his descriptions of orbit and gravity. The books are some of Verne's most acclaimed works, and they continue to be a popular classic today.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781500470074
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/10/2014
  • Pages: 140
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2011

    Poor Scan

    Not a very good quality scan.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 19, 2011

    A great book of the future from the past

    Jules Verne is constantly touted as a writing visionary. Like 20,000 leagues, Jules sets this story about the Baltimore Gun club's quest to put a man on the moon circa late 1800s.

    The book is an easy read, but its attraction to me is that as an engineer I found the book's detailing of the latest scientific theories around the moon's composition, the physics around space travel, and the requirements to survive the journey charming. I was captivated how Jules brought together this factual information and wove it into an engaging tale of adventure. Looking from a 20th century perspective, you cannot help but chuckle at the theories and conclusions Jules outlines in the character's observation.

    Lastly Google's scanning of this book was surprisingly ok to good. I am not a big fan of their efforts - I find that just because its free doesn't mean Google shouldn't make every attempt to correct scanning errors. The scanned words in this book are 90-95% making reading it feasible without any jarring garbled text.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2014

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    Here?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    Great writing, lousy redo

    Awesome story ruined. Find a different version.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    Too many typos in this version

    Glad there were so many typos from the start because it spared me haedaches

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    Posted May 7, 2012

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    Hi

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    Couldn,t deal with quality

    So poorly converted, the first chapter was an excersize in decryption.

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