de La Tierra a la Luna/From the Earth to the Moon

de La Tierra a la Luna/From the Earth to the Moon : Edicion Bilingue/Bilingual Edition

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Publicada en 1865, esta obra clave en la bibliografia de Julio Verne, introduce al lector en el mundo de la pasion y la admiracion por la ciencia. Es una de sus novelas mas conocidas y tambien es un ejemplo tipico del tejido de fantasia y conocimientos que convirtieron a Verne en el fundador de una ciencia-ficcion que la realidad se encargo de confirmar en gran parte. Tras el termino de la Guerra de Secesion, varios miembros del Gun-Club (dedicado a la confeccion de armas de guerra) se encuentran sin trabajo y se ponen manos a la obra con la construccion del mayor canon del mundo jamas creado. Pero tambien quieren apuntar a la Luna, destruirla, por supuesto, y conseguir asi la popularidad y disfrutar de la gloria de ser los padres del ingenio. It has been some time since the end of the American Civil War. The Gun Club, a society based in Baltimore and dedicated to the design of weapons of all kinds (especially cannons), meets when Impey Barbicane, its president, calls them to support his idea: according to his calculations, a cannon can shoot a projectile so that it reaches the moon. After receiving the whole support of his companions, a few of them meet to decide the place from where the projectile will be shot, the dimensions and makings of both the cannon and the projectile, and which kind of powder are they to use. An old enemy of Barbicane, a Captain Nicholl of Philadelphia, designer of plate armor, declares that the enterprise is absurd and makes a series of bets with Barbicane, each of them of increasing amount over the impossibility of such feat. The first obstacle, the money, and over which Nicholl has bet 1000 dollars, is raised from most countries in America and Europe, in which the mission reaches variable success (while the USA gives 4 million dollars, England does not give a farthing, being envious of the United States in matters of science), but in the end nearly five and a half million dollars are raised, which ensures the financial feasibility of the project.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 23mm | 585g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Spanish
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1508643555
  • 9781508643555

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