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From The Earth To The Moon

By: Jules Verne
Published By: Double9 Books
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Jules Verne published a book titled From the Earth to the Moon: A Direct Route in 97 Hours, 20 Minutes in 1865. It describes the attempts to build a massive Columbiad space gun and launch three people—the president of the Gun Club, his rival from Philadelphia who made armour, and a French poet—in a projectile with the goal of landing on the Moon by the Baltimore Gun Club, a society of gun enthusiasts founded following the American Civil War. Five years later, Verne published a sequel called Around the Moon. The cannon needs Verne attempted to estimate for the story are particularly noteworthy, and some of his estimates are quite precise given the relative paucity of available empirical data at the time. His design of a space gun for a non-rocket space launch, however, turned out to be unsuitable for secure human space flight since a significantly longer barrel would have been needed to achieve escape velocity while keeping acceleration within safe bounds for the passengers. The real-life photographer Félix Nadar served as the model for the fictional Michel Ardan, the French member of the group.

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Jules Verne

Jules Verne was a world fame French author, considered as 'Father of Science Fiction'. He was born on 8 February 1828 in Nantes, France. His parents were Pierre Verne and Sophie Allotted de La Fuye. For studies he went to boarding school there he started writing short stories and poetry. His father was an attorney, so he sent Jules Paris, to study law but literature attracted him. He had passion for theatre and writing. He began his career as playwright. But after his marriage, for several years he worked as stock market broker. In 1862 Jules met publisher Pierre Jules Hetzel, it boomed his writing career. In 1963 Verne's novel Five Weeks in a Balloon, the series of a adventurous novel published and after that he never looked back. Jules had a rich account of literary work, with adventurous scientific novel, he had also written numerous plays, short stories, autobiographical account, poetry and artistic literary work. Although he died in 1905 his remarkable works published continually, even after his death. He is the second significant writer whose works has been translated continually. His most popular writing works are - Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Around the World in Eighty Days, From the Earth to the Moon etc.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 290 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 935748101X
  • ISBN-13: 9789357481014
  • Item Weight: 348g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 16.1 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Science / Space Science