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The moon metal

Author: Garrett Putman Serviss
Publisher: [Auckland, New Zealand] : The Floating Press, 1900. ©2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For thousands of years, human civilization has pegged its currencies and barter systems to stores of precious metals. What would happen if our interstellar explorations uncovered infinite stores of gold, silver, platinum, and more? That's the thought-provoking premise of The Moon Metal, a tale from Garrett P. Serviss, an astronomer and science-fiction pioneer who blazed trails in both fields in the early twentieth  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Serviss, Garrett P.
Moon Metal.
Auckland : The Floating Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Garrett Putman Serviss
ISBN: 9781775561064 1775561062 9781776522354 1776522354
OCLC Number: 865850231
Description: 1 online resource (97 pages)
Contents: Title; Contents; I --
South Polar Gold; II --
The Magician of Science; III --
The Grand Teton Mine; IV --
The Wealth of the World; V --
Wonders of the New Metal; VI --
A Strange Discovery; VII --
A Mystery Indeed!; VIII --
More of Dr. Syx's Magic; IX --
The Detective of Science; X --
The Top of the Grand Teton; XI --
Strange Fate of a Kite; XII --
Better than Alchemy; XIII --
The Looting of the Moon; XIV --
The Last of Dr. Syx.
Responsibility: Garrett P. Serviss.

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For thousands of years, human civilization has pegged its currencies and barter systems to stores of precious metals. What would happen if our interstellar explorations uncovered infinite stores of gold, silver, platinum, and more? That's the thought-provoking premise of The Moon Metal, a tale from Garrett P. Serviss, an astronomer and science-fiction pioneer who blazed trails in both fields in the early twentieth century.

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