A JOURNEY IN OTHER WORLDS

A JOURNEY IN OTHER WORLDS

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by John Jacob Astor
     
 

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CONTENTS.


BOOK I.

CHAPTER

I.-JUPITER.
II.-ANTECEDENTAL
III.-PRESIDENT BEARWARDEN'S SPEECH
IV.-PROF. CORTLANDT'S HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE WORLD IN A.D. 2000
V.-DR. CORTLANDT'S HISTORY CONTINUED
VI.-FAR-REACHING PLANS
VII.-HARD AT WORK
VIII.-GOOD-BYE


BOOK II.

Overview

CONTENTS.


BOOK I.

CHAPTER

I.-JUPITER.
II.-ANTECEDENTAL
III.-PRESIDENT BEARWARDEN'S SPEECH
IV.-PROF. CORTLANDT'S HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE WORLD IN A.D. 2000
V.-DR. CORTLANDT'S HISTORY CONTINUED
VI.-FAR-REACHING PLANS
VII.-HARD AT WORK
VIII.-GOOD-BYE


BOOK II.

I.-THE LAST OF THE EARTH
II.-SPACE AND MARS
III.-HEAVENLY BODIES
IV.-PREPARING TO ALIGHT
V.-EXPLORATION AND EXCITEMENT
VI.-MASTODON AND WILL-O'-THE-WISP
VII.-AN UNSEEN HUNTER
VIII.-SPORTSMEN'S REVERIES
IX.-THE HONEY OF DEATH
X.-CHANGING LANDSCAPES
XI.-A JOVIAN NIAGARA
XII.-HILLS AND VALLEYS
XIII.-NORTH-POLAR DISCOVERIES
XIV.-THE SCENE SHIFTS


BOOK III.

I.-SATURN
II.-THE SPIRIT'S FIRST VISIT
III.-DOUBTS AND PHILOSOPHY
IV.-A PROVIDENTIAL INTERVENTION
V.-AYRAULT'S VISION
VI.-A GREAT VOID AND A GREAT LONGING
VII.-THE SPIRIT'S SECOND VISIT
VIII.-CASSANDRA AND COSMOLOGY
IX.-DR. CORTLANDT SEES HIS GRAVE
X.-AYRAULT
XI.-DREAMLAND TO SHADOWLAND
XII.-SHEOL
XIII.-THE PRIEST'S SERMON
XIV.-HIC ILLE JACET
XV.-MOTHER EARTH




LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS,

INCLUDING NINE DRAWINGS BY MR. DAN. BEARD,
AND A DIAGRAM.
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The Callisto and the Comet
The Callisto was going straight up
The Signals from the Arctic Circle
Diagram of the Comparative Sizes of the Planets
The Ride on the Giant Tortoise
A Battle Royal on Jupiter
The Combat with the Dragons
Ayrault's Vision
They look into the Future
The Return




BOOK I.

A JOURNEY IN OTHER WORLDS.
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CHAPTER I.

JUPITER.

Jupiter--the magnificent planet with a diameter of 86,500 miles, having
119 times the surface and 1,300 times the volume of the earth--lay
beneath them.

They had often seen it in the terrestrial sky, emitting its strong,
steady ray, and had thought of that far-away planet, about which till
recently so little had been known, and a burning desire had possessed
them to go to it and explore its mysteries. Now, thanks to APERGY, the
force whose existence the ancients suspected, but of which they knew so
little, all things were possible.

Ayrault manipulated the silk-covered glass handles, and the Callisto
moved on slowly in comparison with its recent speed, and all remained
glued to their telescopes as they peered through the rushing clouds,
now forming and now dissolving before their eyes. What transports of
delight, what ecstatic bliss, was theirs! Men had discovered and
mastered the secret of apergy, and now, "little lower than the angels,"
they could soar through space, leaving even planets and comets behind.

"Is it not strange," said Dr. Cortlandt, "that though it has been known
for over a century that bodies charged with unlike electricities
attract one another, and those charged with like repel, no one thought
of utilizing the counterpart of gravitation? In the nineteenth
century, savants and Indian jugglers performed experiments with their
disciples and masses of inert matter, by causing them to remain without
visible support at some distance from the ground; and while many of
these, of course, were quacks, some were on the right track, though
they did not push their research."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013684676
Publisher:
SAP
Publication date:
01/22/2012
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A Journey In Other Worlds 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will admit this book can be slow and a little hard to get through at times. I love history and fantasy so I had to read this book by one of the best know men in America never mind he was on the Titanic. The ideas put forth in this book wether you agree with them or not show a forward thinking man with great imagination.
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I quit after the first 15 pages
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No plot. I quit after the first 20 pages.
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