Off On A Comet! A Journey Through Planetary Space

By: Jules Verne
Published By: Double9 Books
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The story opens when a comet named Gallia collects a few tiny bits of Earth while passing by it in midair. The disaster occurred close to Gibraltar on January 1st, 1885. There are still 36 people in the territory the comet has occupied who are of French, English, Spanish, and Russian nationalities. At first, they don't know what's happened and think there's been an earthquake instead of a collision. Adjutant Ben Zoof for Captain Servadac surprises himself by jumping 12 meters (39 feet) in the air as the first indication of weight loss. Soon after, Zoof and Servadac also observe that there are only six hours between day and night, that east and west have switched places, and that water begins to boil at 66 °C (151 °F), from which they correctly deduce that the atmosphere has thinned and the pressure has reduced. They observe the Earth and the Moon when they first arrive at Gallia, but they incorrectly think it is a newly discovered planet. Their research expedition, which included a ship that the comet also captured, produced additional important data.

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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: 301 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357279628
  • ISBN-13: 9789357279628
  • Item Weight: 361.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 16.7 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera