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From the Earth to the Moon (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by Jules Verne
     
 

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Scarcely more than a century after Jules Verne published one of the most enduring and captivating novels of the nineteenth century in 1865-From the Earth to the Moon-Apollo 8 circled the moon on Christmas Eve in 1968 carrying the first human beings to fly around another celestial body. With uncanny futuristic vision, Verne had not only anticipated that the

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Scarcely more than a century after Jules Verne published one of the most enduring and captivating novels of the nineteenth century in 1865-From the Earth to the Moon-Apollo 8 circled the moon on Christmas Eve in 1968 carrying the first human beings to fly around another celestial body. With uncanny futuristic vision, Verne had not only anticipated that the launch would take place from Florida, but also foresaw a three man crew traveling in a capsule with approximately the same dimensions as the Apollo Command Module, and he had already worked out the necessary launch velocity required to escape the earth's gravity. Though the literary term would not be invented for another seventy years, many critics agree that Verne can be legitimately called the "inventor of Science Fiction."

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ISBN-13:
9780760765197
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
01/20/2005
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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From the Earth to the Moon (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. It was easy to read. I would recommend it for young adults who like science fiction or books about outer-space. Jules Verne is one of my favorite authors. I want to read the sequel soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is another eximpliary nvel by Venre. He has really outdone himself in this work of science fiction. In my opinion, it is one of the best books in his Amazing Voyages collection. It is also very short and can be read by the average adult in one to two days.
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When reading the book, I was surprised at how scientific it was. What great vision Verne must have had to create some of his calculations. It's a shame he never got to see the first moon landing, but he should proud of his foresite, and his contribution to the science fiction genre.
Dennis-McG More than 1 year ago
I read this book a long, long time ago but it was great fun to read it again and refresh my memory and it is amazing how accurate some of his predictions were about a trip to the moon over 100 years before it actually happened.
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Buckmeister More than 1 year ago
Jules Verne is not one of my favorite authors, although I've also read "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" and Journey to the Center of the Earth". Verne writes like a scientist, which can be interesting at times, but in doing so, he, in my opinion, does so with little story-telling skill. I enjoy reading H. G. Wells more. Wells' stories may a be more simplistic, but ultimately more readable. Also, I think the title "From the Earth to the Moon" is very misleading. The actual "journey" is only about 5 pages long and is at the end of the story. All the rest is about the formation of the idea of going to the moon and the building of the spacecraft.
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