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Off on a Comet

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Pages : 287
  • Category : Fiction
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Off on a Comet is an 1877 science fiction novel by Jules Verne.

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  • Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • Book Code : 9390960703
  • Total of Pages : 240
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‘Journey to the center of the Earth’ is a classic novel by Jules Verne (8th February 1828 – 24th March 1905). He was a French novelist, poet, and playwright. Firstly, this classic science fiction novel was published in French in 1864. Verne’s innovation was the concept of prehistoric realm. Actually he developed a passion for travelling and adventure at an early age. He wrote a series of best-selling adventure novels. ‘Twenty thousand leagues under the Seas’, ‘Around the world in Eighty days’. It also includes– ‘Journey to center of the earth’, ‘From the earth to the moon’, ‘The mysterious island’, ‘Off on a comet’. Verne has put his best efforts for this novel’s distinction, based on well-researched victorian science. The journey begins in Hamburg, Germany, where Axel lives with his uncle. Its main theme is perseverance toward a larger goal, and the power of earth. The main character in the story revolves around Prof. Otto Lidenbrock, who believes there are volcanic tubes that reach to the center of the earth. So, he starts journey along with his nephew Axel and their guide Hans. On their way, there are many adventures and also many natural hazards. Many Hangers, including cave-ins, sub-polar tornadoes, an underground ocean, and interestingly imaginary prehistoric creatures. They get a code and start working on that. With their tireless efforts, they crack the codes and find a passage to the center of the earth via crater of Snaefells Jökull. They reach at the right crater, at the bottom of the crater they encounter with many dangers. Unfortunately they take a wrong turn where there is a scarcity of water. But their guide helps them by tapping into a stream of water. So, as such there are many interesting episodes during their journey. At one place they all get separated but due to acoustic phenomenon they reunite. Even they face a lightening storm also. As they are on raft. After spending so much of time their raft reverses its direction and rises inside a volcanic chimney that ultimately throws them into the open air. Though they all become unconscious. When they regain consciousness, they come to know that they have been ejected from a volcanic island located in Sicily. After this, they all (trio) return to Germany. Prof. Lidenbrock is welcomed as one of the great scientists of the day. To whom Axel married? And what happened to their guide, Hans? Everything will be revealed only after going through the complete novel. One of the best classic science fiction and adventure novel, full of innovations which will surely take everyone to the fantasy world.

Edmond Halley: More Than a Man with a Comet

By D. C. Ipsen
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781469108674
  • Total of Pages : 60
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 735
  • Pdf File: edmond-halley.pdf

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Today Edmond Halley is known as the scientist whose comet returns every 75 years or so. But he was a man of many talents who did much more than make a prediction about a comet that happen to appear during his time. Probably Halleys biggest impact on history was from an idea for finding the distance to the sun. After viewing a transit of Mercury across the suns face during a starmapping trip to the southern hemisphere, Halley hit on the idea of timing a transit of Venus in different parts of the world as a way of discovering the distance to the sun. Halleys scheme would eventually send Captain James Cook on his first voyage into the South Pacific aboard Endeavour years after Halleys death. Halley himself made several scientific trips to southern waters. His aim was to investigate the earths magnetic field, but he was also charged with attempting to discover new lands in the South Atlantic. Beyond a scrap of land many miles off the coast of Brazil, he found nothing new in the way of land. But measurements of the earths magnetism gave support for his ingenious theory of how the earth is put together. Adventurer Halley also gained fame as an early underwater explorer. He developed a diving bell and a diving helmet and used them under the waters of the English Channel, intending eventually to hunt for sunken treasure. Halley was surely the 17th centurys most active promoter of science, serving for years as editor for publications of the influential Royal Society. He is acclaimed for encouraging the reluctant Isaac Newton to publish his ideas about motion and gravity. Altogether, Halley gave the world much more than a name for a speedy comet.

Around the World in Eighty Days

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141910364
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
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One night in the reform club, Phileas Fogg bets his companions that he can travel across the globe in just eighty days. Breaking the well-established routine of his daily life, he immediately sets off for Dover with his astonished valet Passepartout. Passing through exotic lands and dangerous locations, they seize whatever transportation is at hand - whether train or elephant - overcoming set-backs and always racing against the clock.

THE ESSENTIAL JULES VERNE: 29 Greatest Sci-Fi & Adventure Books in One Edition

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8027223733
  • Total of Pages : 4657
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 601
  • Pdf File: the-essential-jules-verne.pdf

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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "THE ESSENTIAL JULES VERNE: 29 Greatest Sci-Fi & Adventure Books in One Edition". This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: Five Weeks In A Balloon - 1863 A Journey To The Center Of The Earth - 1864 The Adventures Of Captain Hatteras - 1864 From The Earth To The Moon - 1865 In Search Of The Castaways - 1865 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - 1869 Around The Moon - 1869 Around The World In Eighty Days - 1872 The Fur Country - 1872 The Mysterious Island - 1874 The Survivors Of The Chancellor - 1874 Michael Strogoff - 1876 Off On A Comet - 1877 The Underground City (or The Child of the Cavern) - 1877 Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen - 1878 Eight Hundred Leagues On The Amazon - 1881 Godfrey Morgan - 1882 Robur The Conqueror - 1886 The Purchase of the North Pole (or Topsy-Turvy) - 1889 The Adventures Of A Special Correspondent (or Claudius Bombarnac) - 1893 Facing The Flag - 1896 An Antarctic Mystery - 1897 The Master Of The World - 1904 Novellas & Stories: A Voyage In A Balloon (Or A Drama In The Air) - 1851 Master Zacharius Or The Clockmaker Who Lost His Soul - 1854 A Winter Amid The Ice - 1855 The Blockade Runners - 1871 Doctor Ox's Experiment (Or A Fantasy Of Dr Ox) - 1872 In The Year 2889 - 1889 ules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist who pioneered the genre of science fiction. A true visionary with an extraordinary talent for writing adventure stories, his writings incorporated the latest scientific knowledge of his day and envisioned technological developments that were years ahead of their time. Verne wrote about undersea, air, and space travel long before any navigable or practical craft were invented. Verne wrote over 50 novels and numerous short stories.

Agnes Grey and Journey to the Centre of the Earth

By Anne Bronte and Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Fusion Books
  • Book Code : 9354863108
  • Total of Pages : 472
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  • Pdf File: agnes-grey-and-journey-to-the-centre-of-the-earth.pdf

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Agnes Grey’ is the debut novel of Anne novel of Anee Bronte. It’s a victorian novel. The story revolves around the center character, Agnes Grey who works as a governess within the families of the English gen-try. Actually. Anne (the author) had also worked as a governess for almost 5-years. So she has put all her experiences in the novel. How she actually suffered and, in general, how actually it all affected a young woman. She has focussed on empathy in the story, not only with the human beings but also with the animals.How Agnes be unsuccessful as a governess? So this complete story will be unveiled after going through this romantic and empathy based novel. Very interesting and lucidly written. Journey to the Centre of the Earth ‘Journey to the center of the Earth’ is a classic novel by Jules Verne (8th February 1828 24th March 1905). He was a French novelist, poet, and playwright. Firstly, this classic science fiction novel was published in French in 1864. Verne’s innovation was the concept of the prehistoric realm. Actually he developed a passion for travelling and adventure at an early age. He wrote a se-ries of best-selling adventure novels. ‘Twenty thousand leagues under the Seas’, ‘Around the world in Eighty days’. It also includes’ ‘Journey to center of the earth’, ‘From the earth to the moon’, ‘The mysterious island’, ‘Off on a comet’. Verne has put his best efforts for this novel’s distinction, based on well-researched Victorian science. The journey begins in Hamburg, Germany, where Axel lives with his uncle. Its main theme is per-severance toward a larger goal, and the power of earth.

1950s “Rocketman” TV Series and Their Fans

By C. Miller,A. Van Riper,A. Bowdoin Van Riper
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230377327
  • Total of Pages : 270
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 128
  • Pdf File: 1950s-rocketman-tv-series-and-their-fans.pdf

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The fourteen essays featured here focus on series such as Space Patrol, Tom Corbett, and Captain Z-Ro, exploring their roles in the day-to-day lives of their fans through topics such as mentoring, promotion of the real-world space program, merchandising, gender issues, and ranger clubs - all the while promoting the fledgling medium of television.

A Columbus of Space

By Garrett Serviss
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  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Book Code : 1625790171
  • Total of Pages : 162
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 695
  • Pdf File: a-columbus-of-space.pdf

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Includes an Afterword by Rob GodwinNow with an Historical Essay by Ron MillerIncludes the original illustrations Featured in Ron Millers _The Conquest of Space Book Series.Ó One of the earliest science fiction novels to feature an atomic-powered spacecraft, Garrett Serviss' 1894 classic describes a thrilling trip to Venus, where his astronauts face both danger and romance. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

The Collected Works Of Jules Verne

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 162793880X
  • Total of Pages : 6598
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-collected-works-of-jules-verne.pdf

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This collection includes Jules Verne's greatest works. Included is: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, A Journey to the Center of the Earth, Around the World in Eighty Days, The Mysterious Island, From the Earth to the Moon, Round the Moon, A Voyage in a Balloon, Doctor Ox's Experiment, Master Zacharius, A Drama in the Air, A Winter Amid the Ice, Ascent of Mont Blanc, An Antarctic Mystery, Dick Sand; or, A Captain at Fifteen, Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon, Facing the Flag, Five Weeks in a Balloon, Godfrey Morgan, The English at the North Pole, The Field of Ice, In Search of the Castaways, Michael Strogoff, Off on a Comet, Robur the Conqueror, The Adventures of a Special Correspondent, The Blockade Runners, The Fur Country, The Master of the World, The Pearl of LIma, The Secret of the Island, The Survivors of the Chancellor, The Underground City, The Waif of the Cynthia, Ticket No. 9262, Topsy Turvy, In The Year 2889.

Edison's Conquest of Mars

By Garrett P. Serviss
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  • Publisher : Gateway
  • Book Code : 1473216095
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 484
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Written as a sequel to Fighters from Mars, an unauthorized and heavily altered version of H. G. Wells's The War of the World, this novel weaves a distinct and astonishing story of humans invading Mars, marking the invention of the space techno-thriller. Presenting a cornucopia of technical ingenuity, Edison's Conquest of Mars marks a variety of firsts in the genre: the first space battle ever to appear in print, the original fictional example of alien abduction, the introduction of the theory that the pyramids were constructed by extraterrestrials, and the first truly functional spacesuits.

All Around the Moon

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Book Code : 1513275445
  • Total of Pages : 258
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 645
  • Pdf File: all-around-the-moon.pdf

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Continuing the narrative from Jules Verne’s From the Earth to the Moon, Barbicane, Nicholl, and Michael are ready to travel to the moon in All Around the Moon. The three men sit anxiously in their bullet-shaped projectile, ready for take-off. After the launch, their series of adventures and misadventures begin. Barbicane, Nicholl, and Michael must be quick and clever, as they brave an encounter with an asteroid, suffer accidental intoxication, deviate from their course, and face the consequences of miscalculation. Finally, they arrive at the moon. However, instead of landing on the moon like the group planned, their spaceship is stuck in the moon’s orbit. Still, Barbicane, Nicholl, and Michael are in awe. As they gaze upon the moon’s intricate features, memorizing its landscape and craters, the three men realize that they have the sole privilege of seeing the moon—an observation that no man or woman on Earth had yet achieved. But as they dream of the fame and luxurious treatment they are sure to gain back on Earth, another misstep threatens their trip again, and this time, the consequences could be fatal. Jules Verne’s All Around the Moon features well-explained and extraordinary details, creating an intimate and romantic fantasy. With the perfect ending to the narrative From the Earth to the Moon started, All Around the Moon is a thrilling tale filled with wonder, adventure, and a captivating plot. First published in 1865, All Around the Moon depicts an accomplishment that mankind wouldn’t achieve for another century. Verne portrays a mission that had yet to be dreamed off, fascinating his original readers with his originality, and continuing to delight contemporary audiences with his vivid imagination and quick wit. This edition of All Around the Moon by Jules Verne is printed in a modern, easy-to-read font and features a striking new cover design. With these accommodations, this edition of Verne’s All Around the Moon upgrades the presentation of Verne’s classic science fiction novel, and restores the prose to its original glory.

Curiosities of the Sky

By Garrett Putman Serviss
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 199
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 498
  • Pdf File: curiosities-of-the-sky.pdf

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"Curiosities of the Sky" by Garrett Putman Serviss. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Aftermath

By Samuel C. Florman
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  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Book Code : 9781429973939
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 396
  • Pdf File: the-aftermath.pdf

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The year is 2010 and the world as we know it has come to an end. A huge comet has smashed into the earth off the coast of California, vaporizing and generating a fiery rain that engulfs the globe in a destructive holocaust. But at the opposite pole of the planet, there is a "safe zone" encompassing part of the southeast African shore and the southern tip of Madagascar where the damage is extensive but not total. Spared from destruction is a luxury cruise ship, the Queen of Africa, which carries 600 of the world's leading engineers. These outstanding technologists, traveling with their immediate families, are engaged in a seminar dedicated to finding solutions to humanity's eternal needs-shelter, food, energy, environmental preservation, and the like. But when the impact of the comet sends shock waves around the world, the passengers' first priority is to abandon ship for terra firma. Thus they head for the South African coast to begin the task of "starting over." In KwaZulu Natal the passengers find a surviving community of about 25,000, including many experienced agricultural and industrial workers. These people have been cast back, physically, to the Stone Age, but intellectually they are at the forefront of technological progress in the 21st century, and they have at their disposal the natural resources needed to embark on an industrial revolution. So begins an epic adventure of rebuilding the world from scratch, but in an unpredictable, and sometimes hostile, environment, survival itself may be the real challenge. The Aftermath is a provocative adventure story that provides a scientifically sound blueprint for surviving Armageddon.

The Comet Box

By Adrian Stirling
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  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Book Code : 1742533507
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 260
  • Pdf File: the-comet-box.pdf

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It's 1986 and Halley's Comet is hurtling towards Earth. Everyone is talking about what the comet will bring - wishes could be granted, people might go mad, great disasters could happen... When Andrew is asked to write down his greatest wish for the Comet Box, he can think of only one thing – that his runaway sister Amelia will finally come home. As the comet draws nearer he begins to learn the reasons why she left in the first place and the more he learns, the more he wants to forget. When Amelia is captured and brought home she reveals a shocking secret that makes Andrew's once safe world begin to unravel. As the comet arrives, Andrew must choose whether to be blind to the mistakes of the people around him or to side with his sister as she tears his family apart.

Dark Energy

By Robison Wells
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062275070
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 300
  • Pdf File: dark-energy.pdf

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We are not alone. They are here. And there’s no going back. Perfect for fans of The Fifth Wave and the I Am Number Four series, Dark Energy is a thrilling stand-alone science fiction adventure from Robison Wells, critically acclaimed author of Variant and Blackout. Five days ago, a massive UFO crashed in the Midwest. Since then, nothing—or no one—has come out. If it were up to Alice, she’d be watching the fallout on the news. But her dad is director of special projects at NASA, so she’s been forced to enroll in a boarding school not far from the crash site. Alice is right in the middle of the action, but even she isn’t sure what to expect when the aliens finally emerge. Only one thing is clear: everything has changed.