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From the Earth to the Moon

Author: Jules Verne; Jacqueline Baldick; Robert Baldick; Francis Phillipps
Publisher: London : J.M. Dent & Sons ; New York : E.P. Dutton & Co., 1970.
Series: Children's illustrated classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When the members of the elite Baltimore Gun Club find themselves lacking any urgent assignments at the close of the Civil War, their president, Impey Barbicane, proposes that they build a gun big enough to launch a rocket to the moon. But when Barbicane's adversary places a huge wager that the project will fail and a daring volunteer elevates the mission to a "manned" flight, one man's dream turns into an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: French fiction
Science fiction
Novels
Juvenile works
Fiction
Adventure fiction
Voyages, Imaginary
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jules Verne; Jacqueline Baldick; Robert Baldick; Francis Phillipps
ISBN: 0460050885 9780460050883
OCLC Number: 105080
Notes: Translation of De la terre à la lune.
Description: xii, 180 pages, 4 plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Series Title: Children's illustrated classics.
Other Titles: De la terre à la lune.
Responsibility: translated by Jacqueline and Robert Baldick ; with colour plates and line drawings in the text by W.F. Phillipps.

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When the members of the elite Baltimore Gun Club find themselves lacking any urgent assignments at the close of the Civil War, their president, Impey Barbicane, proposes that they build a gun big enough to launch a rocket to the moon. But when Barbicane's adversary places a huge wager that the project will fail and a daring volunteer elevates the mission to a "manned" flight, one man's dream turns into an international space race.

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