From the Earth to the Moon

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Barnes & Noble Publishing, Jan 1, 2005 - Moon - 259 pages
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A scientist and members of a gun club decide they will build a spaceship that can reach the moon.
  

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User Review  - sf_addict - LibraryThing

What a quirky little book! The synopsis sounds ridiculous by today's standards; design a 900 foot cannon to shoot a huge ball to the moon using cotton impreganted with some highly flammable substance ... Read full review

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User Review  - Choccy - LibraryThing

Whoa, thank goodness I didn't read the back cover of the book, or else several fun surprises would be spoiled. Holy Verne, it's been so long since my last fix of his work. Two years perhaps. From the ... Read full review

Contents

THE ARTILLERISTS
1
THE PRESIDENTS COMMUNICATION
10
THE EFFECT
20
REPLY FROM THE CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY
26
THE ROMANCE OF THE MOON
31
WHICH LADY READERS ARE REQUESTED TO SKIP
38
THE MATERIAL OF THE BULLET
44
THE CANNON
52
BY THE ATLANTIC CABLE i
139
WHO WAS
141
ARDAN DEFINES EVERY PLANK AND SPLINTER OF HIS PLATFORM
154
A FENCING MATCH
168
WAR TO THE KNIFE i 8 i
181
POPULARITY IN AMERICA i 93
193
AN IMPROVEMENT ON PULLMAN
202
THE TELESCOPE ON THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS 2 i i
211

THE POWDER
59
AN ENEMY
66
FLORIDA OR TEXAS?
74
THE FINANCIAL QUESTION
86
STONY HILL
98
SPADE SHOVEL PICK AND TROWEL i i i
111
THE CASTING i
120
THE BIG GUN i 26
126
CLOSING DETAILS 2 2 i
221
FIRE
230
CLOUDY WEATHER
244
A NEW STAR
252
ENDNOTES
257
SUGGESTED READING
259
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Jules Verne, one of the most influential writers of modern times, was born on February 8, 1828 in Nantes, France. He wrote for the theater and worked briefly as a stockbroker. Verne is considered by many to be the father of science fiction. His most popular novels include Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days. These and others have been made into movies and TV mini-series. Twenty Thousand Leagues is even the basis of a popular ride at the Disney theme parks. In 1892, he was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in France. He died on March 24, 1905 in Amiens, France.

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