From the Earth to the Moon

From the Earth to the Moon

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"Written almost a century before the daring flights of the astronauts, Jules Verne's prophetic novel of man's race to the stars is a classic adventure tale enlivened by broad satire and scientific acumen. When the members of the elite Baltimore Gun Club find themselves lacking any urgent assignments at the close of the Civil War, their president, Impey Barbicane, proposes that they build a gun big enough to launch a rocket to the moon. But when Barbicane's adversary places a huge wager that the project will fail and a daring volunteer elevates the mission to a "manned" flight, one man's dream turns into an international space race."--Publisher website.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Classic, 2008, c1967.
Edition: Bantam classic ed.
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ISBN: 9780553214208
0553214209
Call Number: VERNE
Characteristics: xix, 213 p. ; 18 cm.
Subjects: Adventure fiction
Science fiction.
Interplanetary voyages -- Fiction
Space flight to the moon -- Fiction.

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ratscabies Jul 27, 2012

Now when an American has an idea, he directly seeks a second
American to share it. If there be three, they elect a president
and two secretaries. Given four, they name a keeper of records,
and the office is ready for work; five, they convene a general
meeting, and the club is fully constituted.

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