From the Earth to the Moon and Round the Moon

From the Earth to the Moon and Round the Moon

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by Jules Verne
     
 

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally…  See more details below

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605014579
Publisher:
MobileReference
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Mobi Classics
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
643,540
File size:
374 KB

Meet the Author

Jules Gabriel Verne (French pronunciation: [ʒyl vɛʁn]; February 8, 1828 – March 24, 1905) was a French author who pioneered the science fiction genre. He is best known for his novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travels before air travel and practical submarines were invented, and before practical means of space travel had been devised. He is the second most translated author in the world (after Agatha Christie). Some of his books have also been made into live-action and animated films and television shows. Verne is often referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction", a title sometimes shared with Hugo Gernsback and H. G. Wells.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 8, 1828
Date of Death:
March 24, 1905
Place of Birth:
Nantes, France
Place of Death:
Amiens, France
Education:
Nantes lycée and law studies in Paris

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From the earth to the moon ; and, Round the moon 2.6 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a very good quality scan.
Big_Willy More than 1 year ago
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.
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Awesome story ruined. Find a different version.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Glad there were so many typos from the start because it spared me haedaches
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So poorly converted, the first chapter was an excersize in decryption.
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