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From the Earth to the Moon and a Trip Around It
From the Earth to the Moon and a Trip Around It Author:Jules Verne Ninety-three years ago, Jules Verne's fertile imagination sent an animal to the moon. As a matter of fact, he sent three men and two dogs. He had anticipated space travel, and the use of dogs for testing purposes, almost a century before Russia made the first attempt. — Here are two of the famous tales of Jules Vernes which are among the classic ... more »examples of science prophecy. When From the Earth to the Moon and a Trip Around It were first published in 1865, they seemed the wholly impossible product of a too-vivid imagination. But the twentieth century is witnessing rapid progress in space travel, just as it has already seen the fulfillment of other Verne predictions: the submarine, described in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and a preview of swift travel on the earth and in the air, in Around the World in 80 Days.
It has been said of Jules Verne that he "saw the future age as clearly as Walter Scott saw a past one." Re-reading these two typical Verne stories is further confirmation of his remarkable vision, and unparalleled talent.« less