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The First Men in the Moon

By H.G. Wells
  • ISBN Code: : 0141921064
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 256
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When penniless businessman Mr Bedford retreats to the Kent coast to write a play, he meets by chance the brilliant Dr Cavor, an absent-minded scientist on the brink of developing a material that blocks gravity. Cavor soon succeeds in his experiments, only to tell a stunned Bedford the invention makes possible one of the oldest dreams of humanity: a journey to the moon. With Bedford motivated by money, and Cavor by the desire for knowledge, the two embark on the expedition. But neither are prepared for what they find - a world of freezing nights, boiling days and sinister alien life, on which they may be trapped forever.

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The First Men in the Moon

By H. G. Wells
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0191015075
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
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'My next clear recollection is that we were prisoners at we knew not what depth beneath the moon's surface ... At the village of Lympne, on the south coast of England, the 'most uneventful place in the world' the failed playwright Mr Bedford meets the brilliant inventor Mr Cavor, and together they invade the moon. Dreaming respectively of scientific renown and of mineral wealth, they fashion a sphere from the gravity-defying substance Cavorite and go where no human has gone before. They expect a dead world, but instead they find lunar plants that grow in a single day, giant moon-calves and the ant-like Selenites, the super-adapted inhabitants of the Moon's utopian society. The First Men in the Moon is both an inspired and imaginative fantasy of space travel and alien life, and a satire of turn-of-the-century Britain and of utopian dreams of a wholly ordered and rational society.

The First Men In The Moon

By H. G. Wells
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  • Publisher : 1st World Publishing
  • Book Code : 1595406360
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Fiction
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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - As I sit down to write here amidst the shadows of vine-leaves under the blue sky of southern Italy, it comes to me with a certain quality of astonishment that my participation in these amazing adventures of Mr. Cavor was, after all, the outcome of the purest accident. It might have been any one. I fell into these things at a time when I thought myself removed from the slightest possibility of disturbing experiences. I had gone to Lympne because I had imagined it the most uneventful place in the world. "Here, at any rate," said I, "I shall find peace and a chance to work!" And this book is the sequel. So utterly at variance is destiny with all the little plans of men. I may perhaps mention here that very recently I had come an ugly cropper in certain business enterprises. Sitting now surrounded by all the circumstances of wealth, there is a luxury in admitting my extremity. I can admit, even, that to a certain extent my disasters were conceivably of my own making. It may be there are directions in which I have some capacity, but the conduct of business operations is not among these. But in those days I was young, and my youth among other objectionable forms took that of a pride in my capacity for affairs.

The First Men In The Moon (登月先鋒)

By H. G. Wells
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  • Publisher : Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 30
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Simple Sabotage Field Manual was authored byby The United States Office of Strategic Services and is a must for any student of strategy and sabotage.

The First Men In The Moon

By H. G. Wells
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  • Publisher : 群出版
  • Book Code : N.a
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貝德福想大量製造卡沃礦牟利,卡沃說服他登月更有趣。兩人如願登上月球,發現巨大臃腫的「月犢」(mooncalf),牧養他們的是精微的外星文明,該種生物約150公分高,猶如螞蟻,他們稱作「色稜奈特」(Selenite),住在地底。 兩人被色稜奈特捕獲,卻也有機會近距離觀察其社會的各種特徵,發現「專殊化」是色稜奈特社會的本質。兩人成功逃回月球表面後,分頭尋找太空船,但只有貝德福僥倖生還,回到地球,卡沃則又被色稜奈特抓到,生死不明。 作者簡介 赫伯特·喬治·威爾斯 H. G. Wells (1866-1946) 英國小說家、記者、政治家、社會學家、史家。威爾斯出身貧寒,父親經營五金店鋪,母親幫傭,他早年求學與求職不甚順遂,但1884年獲得助學金,得以就讀堪津頓科學師範學校(後來的英國皇家科學院),他在該校的生物學老師,正是寫作《美麗新世界》的赫胥黎(Thomas Henry Huxley),其進化論(註)思想,影響威爾斯日後寫作甚深。 1891年開始,威爾斯開始大量寫作小說、散文、評論與科普創作,其中《時間機器》(The Time Machine)奠定他身為科幻小說家的地位。威爾斯的小說直到20世紀仍深受好萊塢喜愛,包括《登月第一人》在內,《莫洛博士島》(The Island of Dr. Moreau)、《隱身人》(The Invisible Man)和《世界大戰》(The War of the Worlds)等作品,都曾經翻拍電影,甚至不只一種版本。 威爾斯的科幻小說屬於軟科幻,細節設定的合理程度不是他主要的考量,反之,他更關心科技發展會導致怎麼樣的社會後果,政治衝突是他時常觸及的主題。威爾斯傾向社會主義,但不贊成階級鬥爭與革命,主張溫和改革,逐步糾正資本主義毫不管制所造成的無政府狀態與社會慘況。

Maps of Utopia

By Simon J. James
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0191640018
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  • Category : Literary Criticism
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H. G. Wells is one of the most widely-read writers of the twentieth century, but until now the aesthetics of his work have not been investigated in detail. Maps of Utopia tells the story of Wells's writing career over six decades, during which he produced popular science, educational theory, history, politics, prophecy, and utopia, as well as realist, experimental, and science fiction. This book asks what Wells thought literature was, and what he thought it was for. H. G. Wells formulated a literary aesthetics based on scientific principles, designed to improve the world both in the present and for future generations. Unlike Henry James, with whom he famously argued, Wells was not content simply to let literary art be, for its own sake: he wanted to make art instrumental in improving the lives of its readers, by bringing about the founding the World State that he predicted was man's only alternative to self-destruction. Such a project differed radically from the aims of Wells's late-Victorian and his Modernist contemporaries - with consequences for the nature both of Wells's writing and for his subsequent critical reception. Maps of Utopia begins with the late-Victorian debate about the uses of effect of reading, especially reading fiction, that followed the mass literacy of the 1870-71 Education Acts. It considers Wells's best known scientific romances, such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds, and important social novels such as Tono-Bungay. It also examines less well-known texts such as The Sea Lady, Boon and Wells's journalism and political writings. This study closes with his cinematic collaboration The Shape of Things to Come, and The Outline of History, Wells's best-selling book in his own lifetime.

The First in the Moon

By Wells H.G.
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H. G. Wells Full name Herbert George Wells. (1866 — 1946) A famous English writer who worked in many literary genres. H. G. Wells is best remembered for his science fiction novels and is called a "father of science fiction"; his most notable works include The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, and The War of the Worlds. The First Men in the Moon (1901) is a scientific romance; the novel tells the story of a journey to the moon undertaken by the two protagonists, a businessman narrator, Mr. Bedford, and an eccentric scientist, Mr. Cavor. Bedford and Cavor discover that the moon is inhabited by a sophisticated extraterrestrial civilization of insect-like creatures they call "Selenites".

Reaching for the Moon

By Katherine Johnson
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1534440852
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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“This rich volume is a national treasure.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Captivating, informative, and inspiring…Easy to follow and hard to put down.” —School Library Journal (starred review) The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11. As a young girl, Katherine Johnson showed an exceptional aptitude for math. In school she quickly skipped ahead several grades and was soon studying complex equations with the support of a professor who saw great promise in her. But ability and opportunity did not always go hand in hand. As an African American and a girl growing up in an era of brutal racism and sexism, Katherine faced daily challenges. Still, she lived her life with her father’s words in mind: “You are no better than anyone else, and nobody else is better than you.” In the early 1950s, Katherine was thrilled to join the organization that would become NASA. She worked on many of NASA’s biggest projects including the Apollo 11 mission that landed the first men on the moon. Katherine Johnson’s story was made famous in the bestselling book and Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures. Now in Reaching for the Moon she tells her own story for the first time, in a lively autobiography that will inspire young readers everywhere.

The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds

By H. G. Wells
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  • Publisher : Everyman's Library
  • Book Code : 0307806634
  • Total of Pages : 472
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-time-machine-the-invisible-man-the-war-of-the-worlds.pdf

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Gathered together in one hardcover volume: three timeless novels from the founding father of science fiction. The first great novel to imagine time travel, The Time Machine (1895) follows its scientist narrator on an incredible journey that takes him finally to Earth’s last moments—and perhaps his own. The scientist who discovers how to transform himself in The Invisible Man (1897) will also discover, too late, that he has become unmoored from society and from his own sanity. The War of the Worlds (1898)—the seminal masterpiece of alien invasion adapted by Orson Welles for his notorious 1938 radio drama, and subsequently by several filmmakers—imagines a fierce race of Martians who devastate Earth and feed on their human victims while their voracious vegetation, the red weed, spreads over the ruined planet. Here are three classic science fiction novels that, more than a century after their original publication, show no sign of losing their grip on readers’ imaginations.

Crux Ansata

By H.G. Wells
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 97
  • Category : Fiction
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"Crux Ansata" by H.G. Wells. 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.

Shoot for the Moon

By James Donovan
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Book Code : 0316341827
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : History
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Learn why NASA astronaut Mike Collins calls this extraordinary space race story "the best book on Apollo": this inspiring and intimate ode to ingenuity celebrates one of the most daring feats in human history. When the alarm went off forty thousand feet above the moon's surface, both astronauts looked down at the computer to see 1202 flashing on the readout. Neither of them knew what it meant, and time was running out . . . On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. One of the world's greatest technological achievements -- and a triumph of the American spirit -- the Apollo 11 mission was a mammoth undertaking involving more than 410,000 men and women dedicated to winning the space race against the Soviets. Set amid the tensions and upheaval of the sixties and the Cold War, Shoot for the Moon is a gripping account of the dangers, the challenges, and the sheer determination that defined not only Apollo 11, but also the Mercury and Gemini missions that came before it. From the shock of Sputnik and the heart-stopping final minutes of John Glenn's Mercury flight to the deadly whirligig of Gemini 8, the doomed Apollo 1 mission, and that perilous landing on the Sea of Tranquility -- when the entire world held its breath while Armstrong and Aldrin battled computer alarms, low fuel, and other problems -- James Donovan tells the whole story. Both sweeping and intimate, Shoot for the Moon is "a powerfully written and irresistible celebration" of one of humankind's most extraordinary accomplishments (Booklist, starred review).

First Man

By James R. Hansen
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1982104341
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Soon to be a major motion picture, this is the first—and only—definitive authorized account of Neil Armstrong, the man whose “one small step” changed history. When Apollo 11 touched down on the Moon’s surface in 1969, the first man on the Moon became a legend. In First Man, author James R. Hansen explores the life of Neil Armstrong. Based on over fifty hours of interviews with the intensely private Armstrong, who also gave Hansen exclusive access to private documents and family sources, this “magnificent panorama of the second half of the American twentieth century” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) is an unparalleled biography of an American icon. In this “compelling and nuanced portrait” (Chicago Tribune) filled with revelations, Hansen vividly recreates Armstrong’s career in flying, from his seventy-eight combat missions as a naval aviator flying over North Korea to his formative trans-atmospheric flights in the rocket-powered X-15 to his piloting Gemini VIII to the first-ever docking in space. For a pilot who cared more about flying to the Moon than he did about walking on it, Hansen asserts, Armstrong’s storied vocation exacted a dear personal toll, paid in kind by his wife and children. For the near-fifty years since the Moon landing, rumors have swirled around Armstrong concerning his dreams of space travel, his religious beliefs, and his private life. A penetrating exploration of American hero worship, Hansen addresses the complex legacy of the First Man, as an astronaut and as an individual. “First Man burrows deep into Armstrong’s past and present…What emerges is an earnest and brave man” (Houston Chronicle) who will forever be known as history’s most famous space traveler.

Neil Armstrong : The First Man to Walk on the Moon - Biography for Kids 9-12 | Children's Biography Books

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  • Publisher : Speedy Publishing LLC
  • Book Code : 1541919483
  • Total of Pages : 64
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
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You’ve probably heard of Neil Armstrong and his historic moon landing. But other than that part of his life, what else do you know about him? This biography book will discuss the life of Armstrong before he even became an astronaut. Do you share the same qualities as Neil Armstrong? Maybe you’re destined for greatness too!

The Man in the Moon

By William Joyce
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1442435518
  • Total of Pages : 56
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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In the first book of a multibook series, find out how a round, jolly baby became the great white hope of the Milky Way—and ringleader of the Guardians of Childhood. Up there in the sky. Don’t you see him? No, not the moon. The Man in the Moon. He wasn’t always a man. Nor was he always on the moon. He was once a child. Like you. Until a battle, a shooting star, and a lost balloon sent him on a quest. Meet the very first guardian of childhood. MiM, the Man in the Moon.

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By Harry Turtledove,Walter Jon Williams,S. M. Stirling,Mary Gentle
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101212632
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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Four award-winning authors. Four amazing alternate histories. In this collection of novellas, four masters of alternate history turn back time, twisting the facts with four excursions into what might have been. Bestselling author Harry Turtledove imagines a different fate for Socrates (now Sokrates); S. M. Stirling envisions life "in the wilds of a re-barbarized Texas" after asteroids strike the earth in the 19th century; Sidewise winner Mary Gentle contributes a story of love (and pigs) set in the mid-15th century, as European mercenaries prepare to sack a Gothic Carthage; and Nebula nominee Walter Jon Williams pens a tale of Nietzsche intervening in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

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  • Total of Pages : 64
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discover the story behind Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 mission in this immersive graphic novel -- by Montague Twins creative duo Nathan Page and Drew Shannon. Presenting Who HQ Graphic Novels: an exciting new addition to the #1 New York Times Best-Selling Who Was? series! From his childhood experiments to his first encounters with flight, explore the steps Neil Armstrong took in order to become the first person to land on the moon. A story of calculated risk, perseverance, and earth-defying reward, this graphic novel invites readers to immerse themselves in the life of the famous astronaut -- brought to life by gripping narrative and vivid full-color illustrations that fly off the page.

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By John Hersey
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0593080696
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : History
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On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atom bomb ever dropped on a city. This book, John Hersey's journalistic masterpiece, tells what happened on that day. Told through the memories of survivors, this timeless, powerful and compassionate document has become a classic "that stirs the conscience of humanity" (The New York Times). Almost four decades after the original publication of this celebrated book, John Hersey went back to Hiroshima in search of the people whose stories he had told. His account of what he discovered about them is now the eloquent and moving final chapter of Hiroshima.

How We Got to the Moon

By John Rocco
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  • Publisher : Crown Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0525647430
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • YALSA EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION FINALIST • A ROBERT F. SIBERT HONOR BOOK This beautifully illustrated, oversized guide to the people and technology of the moon landing by award-winning author/illustrator John Rocco (illustrator of the Percy Jackson series) is a must-have for space fans, classrooms, and tech geeks. Everyone knows of Neil Armstrong's famous first steps on the moon. But what did it really take to get us there? The Moon landing is one of the most ambitious, thrilling, and dangerous ventures in human history. This exquisitely researched and illustrated book tells the stories of the 400,000 unsung heroes--the engineers, mathematicians, seamstresses, welders, and factory workers--and their innovations and life-changing technological leaps forward that allowed NASA to achieve this unparalleled accomplishment. From the shocking launch of the Russian satellite Sputnik to the triumphant splashdown of Apollo 11, Caldecott Honor winner John Rocco answers every possible question about this world-altering mission. Each challenging step in the space race is revealed, examined, and displayed through stunning diagrams, experiments, moments of crisis, and unforgettable human stories. Explorers of all ages will want to pore over every page in this comprehensive chronicle detailing the grandest human adventure of all time!

The Wisdom of Crowds

By James Surowiecki
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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Book Code : 0307275051
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Business & Economics
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In this fascinating book, New Yorker business columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea: Large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant—better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future. With boundless erudition and in delightfully clear prose, Surowiecki ranges across fields as diverse as popular culture, psychology, ant biology, behavioral economics, artificial intelligence, military history, and politics to show how this simple idea offers important lessons for how we live our lives, select our leaders, run our companies, and think about our world.

The Last Man on the Moon

By Eugene Cernan,Donald A. Davis
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 9781429971782
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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The basis of the 2014 award-winning feature-length documentary! A revealing and dramatic look at the inside of the American Space Program from one of its pioneers. Eugene Cernan was a unique American who came of age as an astronaut during the most exciting and dangerous decade of spaceflight. His career spanned the entire Gemini and Apollo programs, from being the first person to spacewalk all the way around our world to the moment when he left man's last footprint on the Moon as commander of Apollo 17. Between those two historic events lay more adventures than an ordinary person could imagine as Cernan repeatedly put his life, his family and everything he held dear on the altar of an obsessive desire. Written with New York Times bestselling author Don Davis, The Last Man on the Moon is the astronaut story never before told - about the fear, love and sacrifice demanded of the few men who dared to reach beyond the heavens for the biggest prize of all - the Moon.

One Giant Leap

By Charles Fishman
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1501106317
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : History
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The remarkable story of the trailblazers and the ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic mission to reach the moon. President John F. Kennedy astonished the world on May 25, 1961, when he announced to Congress that the United States should land a man on the Moon by 1970. No group was more surprised than the scientists and engineers at NASA, who suddenly had less than a decade to invent space travel. When Kennedy announced that goal, no one knew how to navigate to the Moon. No one knew how to build a rocket big enough to reach the Moon, or how to build a computer small enough (and powerful enough) to fly a spaceship there. No one knew what the surface of the Moon was like, or what astronauts could eat as they flew there. On the day of Kennedy’s historic speech, America had a total of fifteen minutes of spaceflight experience—with just five of those minutes outside the atmosphere. Russian dogs had more time in space than U.S. astronauts. Over the next decade, more than 400,000 scientists, engineers, and factory workers would send 24 astronauts to the Moon. Each hour of space flight would require one million hours of work back on Earth to get America to the Moon on July 20, 1969. More than fifty years later, One Giant Leap is the sweeping, definitive behind-the-scenes account of the furious race to complete one of mankind’s greatest achievements. It’s a story filled with surprises—from the item the astronauts almost forgot to take with them (the American flag), to the extraordinary impact Apollo would have back on Earth, and on the way we live today. Charles Fishman introduces readers to the men and women who had to solve 10,000 problems before astronauts could reach the Moon. From the research labs of MIT, where the eccentric and legendary pioneer Charles Draper created the tools to fly the Apollo spaceships, to the factories where dozens of women sewed spacesuits, parachutes, and even computer hardware by hand, Fishman captures the exceptional feats of these ordinary Americans. One Giant Leap is the captivating story of men and women charged with changing the world as we knew it—their leaders, their triumphs, their near disasters, all of which led to arguably the greatest success story, and the greatest adventure story, of the twentieth century.

Tales Of Space And Time By H. G. Wells

By H. G. Wells
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  • Book Code : N.a
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A collection of three short stories and two novellas written between 1897 and 1898. All the stories had first been published in various monthly periodicals and this was the first volume to collect these stories. contains "The Crystal Egg" "The Star" "A Story of the Stone Age" "A Story of the Days To Come" "The Man Who Could Work Miracles"

The First Men in the Moon

By Wells H.G.
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5521053905
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  • Category : Fiction
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Герберт Уэллс – знаменитый английский писатель рубежа XIX-XX века, яркий представитель критического реализма, автор блестящих научно-фантастических романов и повестей. «Первые люди на Луне» – одно из ярчайших произведений писателя. Чудаковатый учёный доктор Кейвор изобрёл удивительную машину, способную преодолеть земное притяжение и «выброситься» в потоке воздуха на иные планеты. С какими же приключениями столкнутся главные герои, отправившись на Луну, и будут ли им рады инопланетяне? Читайте зарубежную литературу в оригинале!

Two Sides of the Moon

By Alexei Leonov,David Scott
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  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Book Code : 146685927X
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Growing up on either side of the Iron Curtain, David Scott and Alexei Leonov experienced very different childhoods but shared the same dream to fly. Excelling in every area of mental and physical agility, Scott and Leonov became elite fighter pilots and were chosen by their countries' burgeoning space programs to take part in the greatest technological race ever-to land a man on the moon. In this unique dual autobiography, astronaut Scott and cosmonaut Leonov recount their exceptional lives and careers spent on the cutting edge of science and space exploration. With each mission fraught with perilous risks, and each space program touched by tragedy, these parallel tales of adventure and heroism read like a modern-day thriller. Cutting fast between their differing recollections, this book reveals, in a very personal way, the drama of one of the most ambitious contests ever embarked on by man, set against the conflict that once held the world in suspense: the clash between Russian communism and Western democracy. Before training to be the USSR's first man on the moon, Leonov became the first man to walk in space. It was a feat that won him a place in history but almost cost him his life. A year later, in 1966, Gemini 8, with David Scott and Neil Armstrong aboard, tumbled out of control across space. Surviving against dramatic odds-a split-second decision by pilot Armstrong saved their lives-they both went on to fly their own lunar missions: Armstrong to command Apollo 11 and become the first man to walk on the moon, and Scott to perform an EVA during the Apollo 9 mission and command the most complex expedition in the history of exploration, Apollo 15. Spending three days on the moon, Scott became the seventh man to walk on its breathtaking surface. Marking a new age of USA/USSR cooperation, the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project brought Scott and Leonov together, finally ending the Cold War silence and building a friendship that would last for decades. Their courage, passion for exploration, and determination to push themselves to the limit emerge in these memoirs not only through their triumphs but also through their perseverance in times of extraordinary difficulty and danger.

The Moon is Hell

By John W. Campbell
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  • Publisher : Gateway
  • Book Code : 0575101989
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 315
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John W. Campbell was the man who made modern science fiction what it is today. As editor of Astounding Stories (later Analog), Campbell brought into the field such all-time greats as Asimov, Heinlein, Sturgeon and many others, while his own writing blazed new trails in science fiction reading pleasure. The Moon is Hell is this great writer-editor's vision of the first men on the moon - written 18 years before Neil Armstrong made history. This is the story of the American space programme - not as it happened, but as it might have been.

Classical Traditions in Science Fiction

By Brett M. Rogers,Benjamin Eldon Stevens
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199988420
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : History
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For all its concern with change in the present and future, science fiction is deeply rooted in the past and, surprisingly, engages especially deeply with the ancient world. Indeed, both as an area in which the meaning of "classics" is actively transformed and as an open-ended set of texts whose own 'classic' status is a matter of ongoing debate, science fiction reveals much about the roles played by ancient classics in modern times. Classical Traditions in Science Fiction is the first collection in English dedicated to the study of science fiction as a site of classical receptions, offering a much-needed mapping of that important cultural and intellectual terrain. This volume discusses a wide variety of representative examples from both classical antiquity and the past four hundred years of science fiction, beginning with science fiction's "rosy-fingered dawn" and moving toward the other-worldly literature of the present day. As it makes its way through the eras of science fiction, Classical Traditions in Science Fiction exposes the many levels on which science fiction engages the ideas of the ancient world, from minute matters of language and structure to the larger thematic and philosophical concerns.

The Time Machine (Science Fiction Classic)

By H. G. Wells
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026835654
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 357
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Time Machine (Science Fiction Classic)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Time Machine is a science fiction novel. Wells is generally credited with the popularization of the concept of time travel by using a vehicle that allows an operator to travel purposefully and selectively. The term "time machine", coined by Wells, is now almost universally used to refer to such a vehicle. The story reflects Wells's own socialist political views, his view on life and abundance, and the contemporary angst about industrial relations. The book's protagonist is an English scientist and gentleman inventor living in Richmond, Surrey in Victorian England, and identified by a narrator simply as the Time Traveller. The narrator recounts the Traveller's lecture to his weekly dinner guests that time is simply a fourth dimension, and his demonstration of a tabletop model machine for travelling through it. Herbert George Wells (1866 - 1946), known as H. G. Wells, was a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, and social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games.

How Apollo Flew to the Moon

By W. David Woods
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1441971793
  • Total of Pages : 555
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 826
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Stung by the pioneering space successes of the Soviet Union - in particular, Gagarin being the first man in space, the United States gathered the best of its engineers and set itself the goal of reaching the Moon within a decade. In an expanding 2nd edition of How Apollo Flew to the Moon, David Woods tells the exciting story of how the resulting Apollo flights were conducted by following a virtual flight to the Moon and its exploration of the surface. From launch to splashdown, he hitches a ride in the incredible spaceships that took men to another world, exploring each step of the journey and detailing the enormous range of disciplines, techniques, and procedures the Apollo crews had to master. While describing the tremendous technological accomplishment involved, he adds the human dimension by calling on the testimony of the people who were there at the time. He provides a wealth of fascinating and accessible material: the role of the powerful Saturn V, the reasoning behind trajectories, the day-to-day concerns of human and spacecraft health between two worlds, the exploration of the lunar surface and the sheer daring involved in traveling to the Moon and the mid-twentieth century. Given the tremendous success of the original edition of How Apollo Flew to the Moon, the second edition will have a new chapter on surface activities, inspired by reader's comment on Amazon.com. There will also be additional detail in the existing chapters to incorporate all the feedback from the original edition, and will include larger illustrations.

Rocket Men

By Robert Kurson
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 0812988728
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : History
  • Members : 866
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The riveting inside story of three heroic astronauts who took on the challenge of mankind’s historic first mission to the Moon, from the bestselling author of Shadow Divers. “Robert Kurson tells the tale of Apollo 8 with novelistic detail and immediacy.”—Andy Weir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Martian and Artemis By August 1968, the American space program was in danger of failing in its two most important objectives: to land a man on the Moon by President Kennedy’s end-of-decade deadline, and to triumph over the Soviets in space. With its back against the wall, NASA made an almost unimaginable leap: It would scrap its usual methodical approach and risk everything on a sudden launch, sending the first men in history to the Moon—in just four months. And it would all happen at Christmas. In a year of historic violence and discord—the Tet Offensive, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy, the riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago—the Apollo 8 mission would be the boldest, riskiest test of America’s greatness under pressure. In this gripping insider account, Robert Kurson puts the focus on the three astronauts and their families: the commander, Frank Borman, a conflicted man on his final mission; idealistic Jim Lovell, who’d dreamed since boyhood of riding a rocket to the Moon; and Bill Anders, a young nuclear engineer and hotshot fighter pilot making his first space flight. Drawn from hundreds of hours of one-on-one interviews with the astronauts, their loved ones, NASA personnel, and myriad experts, and filled with vivid and unforgettable detail, Rocket Men is the definitive account of one of America’s finest hours. In this real-life thriller, Kurson reveals the epic dangers involved, and the singular bravery it took, for mankind to leave Earth for the first time—and arrive at a new world. “Rocket Men is a riveting introduction to the [Apollo 8] flight. . . . Kurson details the mission in crisp, suspenseful scenes. . . . [A] gripping book.”—The New York Times Book Review

J & K Bank PO Prelims 15 Practice Sets and Solved Papers Book for 2021 Exam with Latest Pattern and Detailed Explanation by Rama Publishers

By Rama
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  • Publisher : Rama Publishers
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 246
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Book Type - Practice Sets / Solved Papers About Exam: J&K Bank Recruitment 2021 is going to be conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection to select eligible candidates for the post of Probationary Officer (PO). The PO exam is conducted in three stages, prelims, mains, and interview. Subjects Covered- Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language Exam Patterns The Prelims Exam of Probationary Officer has three sections, i.e., English, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning. The elaborated Prelims exam pattern is given in the table below. The Mains Examination has one additional section, i.e., Current Affairs and Basic Computer Proficiency. There will be negative marking in both stages. Which is equivalent to 1/4 of the marks of the questions. There will be no negative marking for unattended questions. The score of the Preliminary Exam will not be included in the merit list. Negative Marking- 1/4 Conducting body- Jammu & Kashmir Bank

IBPS SO (HR/Personnel Officer - Scale I) Prelims | 15 Practice Sets and Solved Papers Book for 2021 Exam with Latest Pattern and Detailed Explanation by Rama Publishers

By Rama
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  • Publisher : Rama publishers
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 409
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  • Pdf File: ibps-so.pdf

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Book Type - Practice Sets / Solved Papers About Exam: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the IBPS SO exam every year for the recruitment of Specialist Officers for various posts in the Public Sector Banks across India. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts an “HR Officer “exam every year. Huge candidates applying online for IBPS HR/Personnel officer here IBPS Recruitment Guide clear you the whole story behind this IBPS HR officer recruitment. IBPS SO HR Officers are responsible for making timely recruitments as per the requirement of the bank. Their job is to organize various training programs when necessary to train the employees. Regular promotions of the employees are also carried out by the IBPS HR Specialist Officers. Subjects Covered- English Language, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude Exam Patterns – The IBPS SO preliminary examination is of two-hour duration and is conducted online. It has 3 sections with having 150 questions in total with a maximum score of 125 marks. There is a negative marking in IBPS SO pre-exam as one-fourth of marks are deducted for every wrong answer. Negative Marking – 1/4 Conducting Body- Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

Apollo 11

By David Whitehouse
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  • Publisher : Icon Books
  • Book Code : 1785785133
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 465
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‘Terrific and enthralling’ New Scientist Fifty years ago, in July 1969, Apollo 11 became the first manned mission to land on the Moon, and Neil Armstrong the first man to step on to its surface. He and his crewmates, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, were the latest men to risk their lives in this extraordinary scientific, engineering and human venture that would come to define the era. In Apollo 11: The Inside Story, David Whitehouse reveals the true drama behind the mission, putting it in the context of the wider space race and telling the story in the words of those who took part – based around exclusive interviews with the key players. This enthralling book takes us from the early rocket pioneers to the shock America received from the Soviets’ launch of the first satellite, Sputnik; from the race to put the first person into space to the iconic Apollo 11 landing and beyond, to the agonising drama of the Apollo 13 disaster and the eventual winding-up of the Apollo program. Here is the story as told by the crew of Apollo 11 and the many others who shared in their monumental endeavour. Astronauts, engineers, politicians, NASA officials, Soviet rivals – all tell their own story of a great moment of human achievement.