The World Set Free (Includes biography about the life and times of H.G. Wells)

The World Set Free (Includes biography about the life and times of H.G. Wells)

by H. G. Wells
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The World Set Free (Includes biography about the life and times of H.G. Wells) by H. G. Wells

H.G. Wells novel is include here in electronic form with a biography about the life and times of Wells'.

The book is considered to foretell nuclear weapons. It had appeared first in serialized form with a different ending as A Prophetic Trilogy, consisting of three books: A Trap to Catch the Sun, The Last War in the World and The World Set Free.

A constant theme of Wells's work, such as his 1901 nonfiction book Anticipations, was the effect of energy and technological advance as a determinant of human progress. The novel begins: "The history of mankind is the history of the attainment of external power. Man is the tool-using, fire-making animal."

Scientists of the time were well aware that the slow natural radioactive decay of elements like radium continues for thousands of years, and that while the rate of energy release is negligible, the total amount released is huge. Wells used this as the basis for his story.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013107915
Publisher: Golgotha Press
Publication date: 08/12/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 182 KB

About the Author

H.G. Wells (1866-1946) published his first novel, The Time Machine, to critical and popular acclaim in 1895. Socially progressive and visionary in intellect, he became one of the most prolific writers of his generation. Through books like The Invisible Man and War of the Worlds, he explored a wide variety of social, philosophical, and political ideas through the medium of what we now call science fiction.

Date of Birth:

September 21, 1866

Date of Death:

August 13, 1946

Place of Birth:

Bromley, Kent, England

Place of Death:

London, England

Education:

Normal School of Science, London, England

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The World Set Free 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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My mom made me read this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Have not read yet might be good becuse the other books he wrote were good
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