From the Earth to the Moon was written almost 100 years before man finally stepped foot on the moon a mixture of early sci fi and adventure book that has truly imaginative elements alongside Jules Verne s very scientific mindIn an America that is ather frightfully similar to its current state gun enthusiasts find themselves at the end of the civil war without anything to shoot The Balti Gun Club and its president Impey Barbicane decide that an altogether different approach to ballistics should be taken and undertake a mission to send a missile to the moonInevitably a Frenchman pops up and demands he man the missile turning the un manned mission in to a manned mission and something that the whole country is captivated byUnparalleled in imagination though Esperanza renace rather lacking in some areas Jules Verne s From the Earth to the Moon is an excellentead especially considering the 1969 mission that actually occurred It is a wonderful tale though I think it elies far too heavily on what Verne was ather too fond of and that s the scientific element Many sci fi writers fall foul of this and that s to add too much science and not enough fiction Keeping the balance truly makes a can t possibly happen story turn in to a wonderfully imaginative and yet might actually happen story Just as in 20000 Leagues Under the Sea we seem to be inundated with Verne s intelligenceThe characters are much of a muchness and his stereotypes are complete if American Masters of the Mississippi Gulf Coast: George Ohr, Dusti Bonge, Walter Anderson, Richmond Barthe rather boring From the Earth to the Moon is an important book in as much as for the time it was written than for any othereason But it is still a very interesting ead great fun to get through and eally won t challenge you but will still make you think Is it the fate of every science fiction novel to become obsolete to appear uaint even silly in ages to come Verne was certainly a pioneer and this book is impressive in a number of ways But on the narrative level it performs a glorious belly flopPages and pages of engineering terminology numbers weights and measures A few snide lampoons in the form of the American Gun club who are determined to fire off their experiment as uickly and dramatically as possible The set up is very Verne but the process and intricate examination of the principles underlying the book s thesis are tedious in the extreme unless you like scientific textbooks Verne passed off many such treatises as adventures Historians will always Sitzungs-Berichte Der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde Zu Berlin: Jahrgang 1893 (Classic Reprint) read him but I predict his fans will die out as his works are superseded by modern innovations in fiction Maybe if he had balanced the storyteller s art with theesearch evenly Those three men have carried into space all the From Muslim to Christian Granada resources of art science and industry With that one can do anything Though humorous and outlandish at times this must have been an inspiration for generations to come 35 StarsAlright Kids Let s start by catching someeel from Back To the Future III Clara Clayton Emmett do you think we ll ever be able to travel to the moon like we travel across the country on trains Doc Definitely although not for another eighty four years and not on trains We ll have space vehicles capsules to sail off in ockets devices that create giant explosions explosions that are so powerful that they Clara Clayton finishes Doc s sentence They break the pull of the earth s gravity and send their projectile through outer space Doc stares at her in shock Clara laughs Clara Clayton Emmett I ead that book too You e uoting Jules Verne From the Earth to the MoonJules Verne wrote From Earth to Moon in 1865 a century before the actual small step for man one giant leap for mankind In his novel Verne introduces the Balti Gun Club a group of Gun enthusiasts with a wide membership and Verne's 1865 tale of a trip to the moon is as you'd expect from Verne great fun even if bits of it now seem in etrospect a little strange Our ocket ship gets shot out of a cannon To the moon Goodness But in other ways it's full of eerie bits.
N unuenchable thirst for action yet they find themselves without a war to fight and nothing notable to occupy them Not for longWhen Impey Barbicane the president of the club eveals his plans to create a gun long enough and strong enough to launch an expedition to the moon the whole world is captivated by his dream Calculations are made locations are scouted and days are marked Will they be able to pull it off If you take a step back and look at the story you ll see that It s about a bunch of gun crazed adventure loving Americans constructing a big ass gun so that they can literally shoot for the moon with a bullet Only when you take a closer look you ll see the beauty of Verne s work Yes there are pages of mostly outdated 20th century science dump along with some shockingly accurate predictions and calculations Also there are pages of minute details like amount of money collected from each county for the project and list of banks participated which probably is weird for a modern eader BUT when you put those pages behind you you ll find a story filled with humor courage and UTTER LUNACY Some of the best parts were view spoilerthe enmity between Captain Nicholl and President Barbicane and their duel the entry of the Frenchman the infectious enthusiasm of every member of the audience and the description of final take off hide spoiler As for the Yankees they had no other ambition than to take possession of this new continent of the sky and to plant upon the summit of its highest elevation the star spangled banner of the United States of America Yup this is still my favourite uote Simply because I cannot get over Verne daring to imagine that iconic tv image from 1969 in 1865 There were a lot fun points that Verne picked up in this novel and made fun of but sadly a lot of the satire in this novel is at the expense of the US who is pretty much epresented only by the characters of the Balti Gun Club who out of boredom following the end of the Civil War attempt to build a cannon that can Lord Byron at Harrow School: Speaking Out, Talking Back, Acting Up, Bowing Out reach the moon I enjoyed the poking fun at gun enthusiasts I did not enjoy the poking fun at whole nation There were some other stereotypes too French and German but the majority of Verne s mockery was pointed firmly at the US Still apart from the blatant stereotyping this was aomp and fun fun fun diversion into imagining the impossible and then backing it up with science Of course we know now that the science was iffy but it is conceivable that the Teaching Machines: Learning from the Intersection of Education and Technology readers in 1865 did not meet the book with our modern scepticism but with wonder and marvel And I just love Verne s work for that I wouldeally love to know if anyone involved in space exploration was inspired by this book because I can totally see this being the case So why not 5 stars The sheer amount of maths and hypothesising about maths and physics was just too much for me Oh and the cat ate the suirrel I m just not ok with that Whoa thank goodness I didn t Sisi: Empress on Her Own read the back cover of the book or else several fun surprises would be spoiledHoly Verne it s been so long since my last fix of his work Two years perhaps From the Earth to the Moon is light but still well written This book was published in 1865 than a hundred years prior to the first successful moon landing by the men of Apollo 11 I m not able to prove all the scientific calculation and details described so elouently here but theye sure as hell convincing enough Again Verne never ceases to amaze me with his knack of making technical details to be interestingHe actually made some correct predictions such as1 the country who successfully sent a manned mission to the moon is the US Well he did manage to include a French guy to join the mission nationalistic int. Of business that turned out to be very near eality he had the cost when you adjust for inflation almost exactly ight There are other similarities too Verne's cannon was named the Columbiad; the Apollo 11 command module was named Columbia Ap.
Erest perhaps2 the two states contesting to be the launch site were Florida and Texas Yep and Florida won too in eal life3 the shape of the capsule and there were three people on board Remember Armstrong Aldrin and CollinsVerne did see far into the future And he complemented all of those with wisecracking humor in between Je vous adore beaucoup monsieurDistance is an empty word distance does not exist Believe in the power of imagination and let it flow because you ll never know what the future holds De la Terre la Lune From the Earth to the Moon Extraordinary Voyages 4 Jules Verne From the Earth to the Moon is an 1865 novel by Jules Verne It tells the story of the Balti Gun Club a post American Civil War society of weapons enthusiasts and their attempts to build an enormous Columbiad space gun and launch three people the Gun Club s president his Philadelphian armor making ival and a French poet in a projectile with the goal of a Moon landing The story is also notable in that Verne attempted to do some The Life of Samuel Johnson rough calculations as to theeuirements for the cannon and in that considering the comparative lack of empirical data on the subject at the time some of his figures are Statistical Inference remarkably accurate However his scenario turned out to be impractical for safe manned space travel since a much longer barrel would have beeneuired to A Wizard in Love reach escape velocity while limiting acceleration to survivable limits for the passengers The character of Michel Ardan the French member of the party in the novel was inspired by theeal life photographer F lix Nadar 1970 1337 136 19 1340 309 1387 280 9789644459023 1393 1362 111 1369 280 1363 112 1363 213 9646282156 1370 128 1375 112 1376 123 1380 1381 1384 9648209181 1370 157 1393 210 9786007443941 1865 1865 I thought this was an excellent book very understandable and easy to ead Jules Verne had a wonderful imagination and I look forward to eading other works by this author What I particularly liked was the satire and the technical explanation of how various types of telescope worked Who needs a technical manual when you can Tigers in Normandy read Jules Verne I m not a fan of Jules Verne s writing hence it was a bit difficult for me to complete this book I m just glad that somehow I did Though there was a fair bit of skimming involved like pages at times There are a lot of good things I can say about this book like the entire concept of the Gun Club and the mission to send a projectile to Moon someeally sharp sarcastic observations that made me giggle every time I Presidential Secrecy and the Law recalled them later on a decent story overall and the feel good factor But there was the inescapable Verne writing that I have now come to dread that literally haunted me through the entire book the excruciatingly slow pace of the story progression and the crazy level of Science involved for such a shortead Though the Science bit was actually uite impressive I did not enjoy it at all I was hoping to finish this book in a few hours but it took me than 3 days to finish it So you can guess why I gave this book a 2 star atingI d ecommend this book only to the hardcore fans of author Jules Verne and to no one elseYou can also Hume on Religion read thiseview at The Reading Bud From the Earth to the moonPresident Barbicane and his 3 team member begin a special survey about how they can do one journey to moon as of using one shot Captain Nicholl always stays negative against to this idea but anyhow he attends to journey Brave and extraordinary person Michel Ardan wants to also go to moon with ocket After the all technical preparation the journey starts accordingly If the people consider that the book has written in1865 than easily understood that Author s unbelievable imagination It is good book. Ollo 11 had a three person crew just as Verne's did; and both blasted off from the American state of Florida Even the eturn to earth happened in or less the same place Coincidence or fact We say you'll have to ead this story yourself to judg.
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