- Library Binding
- Publisher: Prentice Hall (Jun 1900)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0135122287
- ISBN-13: 978-0135122280
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 16.8 x 1.5 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,908,980 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
This book reads quickly, giving plot details about Verne's major works and unmistakaable influence upon the imagination and goals of adventurous youth the world over: France, England, America, Germany, Switzerland, and Scandinavia. A century ahead of his time, Verne combined literary talent with real scientific knowldege of his day, drawing upon the exhaustive facts and diagrams from his many notebooks compiled over the years. This short biogrpahy is an excellent springboard for comparative literature in the Sci Fi realm or as true inspiration for inventions, discoveries and expeditions to study the earth.
Although written by a German (with vague ideas of American geography), this short book lists the accomplishments of the men who followed Verne's literary legacy by exploring the planet in life. A delightful taste of the genius who inspired generations to dare more, to plan rationally and to dream of glory!
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