The Underground City, Or the Black Indies [NOOK Book]

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Classic science fiction novel. According to Wikipedia: "Jules Gabriel Verne (February 8, 1828-March 24, 1905) was a French author who pioneered the science-fiction genre. He is best known for novels such as Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before air travel and practical submarines were invented, and before practical means of space travel had been devised. He is ...
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The Underground City, Or the Black Indies

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Overview

Classic science fiction novel. According to Wikipedia: "Jules Gabriel Verne (February 8, 1828-March 24, 1905) was a French author who pioneered the science-fiction genre. He is best known for novels such as Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before air travel and practical submarines were invented, and before practical means of space travel had been devised. He is the third most translated author in the world, according to Index Translationum. Some of his books have been made into films. Verne, along with H. G. Wells, is often popularly referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction"
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000736784
  • Publisher: B&R Samizdat Express
  • Publication date: 10/20/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 303 KB

Meet the Author

Jules Verne

Jules Verne (1828-1905) used a combination of scientific facts and his imagination to take readers on extraordinary imaginative journeys to fantastic places. In such books as " Around the World in Eighty Days, From the Earth to the Moon, " and " Journey to the Center of the Earth, " he predicted many technological advances of the twentieth century, including the invention of the automobile, telephone, and nuclear submarines, as well as atomic power and travel to the moon by rocket.

Ian Thompson is senior lecturer in Mathematics Education at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Observations of his own young children struggling to make sense of number operations and calculations provided the stimulus for his research into children's idiosyncratic mental and written calculation strategies which he began in 1986. He has written a substantial number of articles on this topic for academic and professional journals, and recently edited the book Teaching and Learning Early Number (1997). He was a member of the Advisory Group for the National Numeracy Project and was also a member of the team responsible for the training of the project's Numeracy Consultants.

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

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  • Posted September 22, 2011

    Very interesting.

    I first thought this book was going to be bad. It does begin very slow. Give it about seven pages or so. Jules Verne, always keeps me entertained with his stories since I was twenty years old. Anyways. I highly recommend this book to others that has read his other books.

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