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De La Tierra a la Luna (Extraordinary Voyages #4)

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"De la Tierra a la Luna" es una novela científica y satírica del escritor Julio Verne. La obra, que comienza como una satira del estereotipo estadounidense de la época, es un intento de describir por primera vez con minuciosidad científica los problemas que hay que resolver para lograr enviar un objeto a la Luna. Un intrépido proyecto aviva los corazones de los miembros de ...more
Paperback, 139 pages
Published July 28th 2002 by Editorial Andrés Bello (first published 1865)
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Mahsa Tahmasebi
Sep 11, 2015 Mahsa Tahmasebi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
وقتی راهنمایی بودم خوندمش، چهار ستاره واسه لذت اون موقع ها
Jan 14, 2016 Kim rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
"From the Earth to the Moon" is an 1865 novel by Jules Verne. I got thinking as I read this, I wonder if Jules Verne was a stay at home type of person like I am, or if he was always on the go from one place to another. Thinking of his books, the characters certainly didn't seem to stay at home much. In one of them he has his characters walk or hike or whatever to the center of the earth, in another they sail? all over the ocean in a submarine, one man goes around the world in eighty days, or tri ...more
Jan 01, 2015 Mike rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone

The review from afar – No. 25

Re-revised forward to these overseas reviews:
Since emulating a yo-yo, I continue to rely on the old-style Kindle 3G for any non-technical reading. I tip my hat to the fine folks at Project Gutenberg: virtually every title I have or will be reading in the near future comes from them.

From the Earth to the Moon is one of the more famous stories by Jules Verne. In it he postulates how the technology of his time could place an object (eventually a manned object) on the su
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Once the Civil War has ended the members of the Baltimore Gun Club are without a purpose; they had been busy improving weaponry during the war. Their president, Impey Barbicane, has a compelling idea, however. They will build a giant cannon and send a projectile to the moon!

The fourth of the Extraordinary Voyages series, this was first published in 1865. That was 104 years before the USA actually did send a man to the moon, and it’s interesting to read the “science” and compare Verne’s suppositi
Jul 03, 2012 Pat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For whatever reason I thought Verne would be a cumbersome read. However, he writes quite beautifully, and this novel is certainly a page turner. The story mainly consists of rather technical descriptions of the journey and the construction of the apparatus used. As a result, I would expect this book to be rather polarizing. Being as I like that sort of thing, this is just very high quality science fiction.
Jan 02, 2015 Laini rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi, classic, adventure
I love a bit of Jules Verne, I love the fact that he wrote so long ago, but his novels still shock and surprise me despite the fact that I'm surrounded by technology he couldn't have dreamed of. What he wrote about, would have been considered implausable at the time, but now that we can look back, he was very accurate in what he imagined.

From the Earth to the Moon is a fabulous example of this for many reasons. It tells the story of the Baltimore Gun Club and a few of it's members, who having re
Jan 13, 2013 JHoon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Simple, but strange Newton's third law; if object A exerts a force on another object B, object B also exerts the same magnitude of force on object A. Perhaps this law is how rockets work. Jules Verne, before rocket was invented, seems to know this law probably but think a bit differently. The idea was making a gigantic cannon and shooting it to travel the moon. Maybe this idea looks absurd nowadays, but even as a modern person, I think this idea was remarkable.
The book is mostly about the "prep
I felt half tempted to start up a drinking game while I was reading this work of speculative fiction. Aware of the current state of spaceflight, I was fascinated by this fictional account of a time before the rocket had even been conceived of, much less been invented. Throughout the reading, I unconsciously tallied what Jules Verne got right and what he got wrong.

The premise of the book is that a club whose artillery hobby has been rendered irrelevant by the end of the Civil War seeks a new appl
Noha Basiouny

عجبتني أكتر من رواية جورج ويلز ، أي نعم المقارنة ما بينهم غير مجدية لأن الرواية دي محورها رحلة الوصول لسطح القمر (علي الرغم من أنهم ماوصلوش القمر أصلا ، دول عدوا من جنبه بس!) بس الكيفية نفسها عجبتني أكتر ، أما رواية ويلز بتحكي أكتر عن حياة المخلوقات القمرية فوق القمر مش عن الرحلة.

Oct 01, 2014 Jenn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic, fictitious, scientific and educational. I was surprised by the narrative style the author chose to adopt for a story of such a genre, but it certainly added to its appeal.
Based on the synopsis I expected a bit more of an adventure story and less of a scientific endeavour explaining the foundation of how to travel into outer space. However, considering my scientific background and interest in astronomy, I was greatly intrigued by the mystery and fascination of the moon the author infus
Apr 17, 2014 Ian rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
What makes From the Earth to the Moon so enjoyable is it's sheer earnestness. Entire chapters are filled with debates about figures and equations. Verne loves to write about all the details of his little thought experiment. This is very clearly his fantasy, and had he the money, I could imagine him attempting something like this.

However, it ends abruptly. The entire thing is about the construction of the great cannon that will fire the explorers to the moon. After launching them, there's one ch
Alec Glazier
Oct 12, 2012 Alec Glazier rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought that this was a phenomenal book. I thought that the concept was spectacular because Verne takes a very unknown setting: the moon, and creates a journey that will open up new things the world. The plot line was a bit distorted because there was a late climax in Part I when the Columbiad is launched. There is an extremely graduate fall of the falling action, as there is a unexpected "spike," as it would look like on the plot line at the end of Part II, when the Columbiad lands. Although ...more
Jan 27, 2011 Hal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's difficult to try and rate or review a book that is so old and far removed from today's context, but I'll try to say a few words.

This book was a fun adventure with a playful spirit infused in the writing. If you read it out of context, with a critical eye as to plausibility, you may be sorely disappointed. The feeling of the book is not overly serious. Verne doesn't seem to take himself too seriously, as he pokes fun at American ingenuity and makes the main explorers members of a Gun Club.
Varlık Özerciyes
Jules Verne öngörü gücü ve akiciligiyla animsanmistir. Ancak bu kitabinda başka bir yönünü farkettim. Bir gelistirme projesi aktivitesinde fizibilite, malzeme tedarik süreci ve özellikle planlama alanlarına verdiği önem. Bu kapsamda mühendis arkadaşlara tavsiye ederim.
Mariel Zani Begoña
1.5 stars/ 1.5 estrellas

I didn't like it at all

No me gustó para nada
Aug 19, 2015 Dridge rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

Let me tell you shortly why this is one of the worst „classics“ I have ever encountered: It reads like the 19th century equivalent of playing a boring management/tycoon-video game on the computer. Because, and I’m not kidding, this whole book is only about PLANNING a travel from the earth to the moon!
Thus, there isn’t any conflict at all, since it always goes like this: „Oh, so what exactly do we know about the moon?“ Chapter 5, there you go, boring facts about the moon. „Oh boy,
Aug 21, 2014 Blu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In questa graziosa bomba, chiusa da un coperchio a vite, fu introdotto dapprima un grosso gatto, quindi uno scoiattolo appartenente al segretario perpetuo del Gun Club e al quale J.T. Maston teneva in modo particolare. Si voleva sapere come questo animaletto, poco soggetto alle vertigini, avrebbe reagito a quel viaggio sperimentale.
Il proiettile arrivò rapidamente a mille piedi d’altezza, quindi cominciò la sua parabola discendente per inabissarsi poi nel bel mezzo della rada.
Non erano passati

Avveniristico per i suoi tempi, ma decisamente geniale.
Assolutamente improbabile, ma troppo divertente.
Piuttosto semplice, eppure così interessante!

Siamo nell'America post Guerra di Secessione, precisamente a Baltimora, dove ha sede il prestigioso Gun-Club, che ammette come soci soltanto coloro che hanno inventato un nuovo cannone, un nuovo fucile, una pistola, o una qualche arma da fuoco. Preferibilmente, comunque, un cannone.
All'inizio del romanzo molti eminenti soci, per cui la balistica è un
Otra parada más en mi viaje particular en la obra de este maestro, Julio Verne. Tercer libro que leo siguiendo el orden de publicación.

No paro de asombrarme acerca de las cosas que escribió, en el tiempo en que las escribió. Esta mención merecía un párrafo aparte.

La historia, centrada en los miembros de un club de artilleros, que según mi punto de vista son mas científicos que simples diseñadores de armas. Vemos cómo este grupo, centrado en el ambiente de la guerra, necesita de un nuevo desafío
Dominika Kaníková
first 100 pages were so boring i had expected something different ,more like a story about traveling to the centre of the world, for me there was just too much useless numbers that no one read and less actuall story but it was not fault of the book that i don't really like it, it was just about my wrong expactationes. it actualy amazes me how jules could come up with such a great ideas of how it could possibly happen.
Sep 11, 2014 Kacey rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
There's just something special about classic literature. It has its own character and voice, and if you look you can find humor in unexpected places. Jules Verne is one of my favorite writers, and this little story was an exceptional read. I loved all the science and mathematics involved and was pleased to catch some humor weaved in the story.

Most of this story involves figuring out the how of going to the Moon: constructing the projectile, calculating what is needed and how much, gaining the fu
Laura Jelenkovich
Insomma, devo dire che mi ha deluso. Mi aspettavo più narrazione fantasiosa come in 20mila leghe sotto i mari o nel giro del mondo in 80 giorni, invece mi sono ritrovata soffocata da numeri, calcoli, di nuovo numeri, cifre e calcoli. Piuttosto noioso e il finale mi ha lasciato perplessa. Peccato
Sep 02, 2014 Niles rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had heard people talk about this book, but had never taken the time to read it. Written in 1865, it is amazing that Verne got most of the science right. The main difference between the book and the actual moon shot some 100 years later was the placement of the propulsion system. The dialogue seems rather basic and the book is probably geared to more of a middle school type audience. The explanations of all the problems to be overcome and the discussions of the solutions became tedious at times ...more
Aug 05, 2014 Nalia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
not at all the fairy tale I expected. but the two stars are completely subjective and only reflect my personal liking, although I realize it is a marvelous book for its time. deeply descriptive and scientific, recommended only for science lovers, not a children's book or fantasy.
Ola Ouda
Jun 12, 2015 Ola Ouda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
مات جول فيرن ولم يدرى أن روايته للخيال العلمى والتى كتبها قبل قرنين من الزمان أصبحت تقرأ الآن على أنها تجربة علمية ناجحة لمجموعة من العلماء درسنا صنيعهم فى كتبنا !
فهل ياترى هؤلاء العلماء قد صعدوا القمر بإلهام من رواية جول فيرن أم أن صاحبنا كان بارعا فى التنجيم !!!
Rosario Villamor
Apr 03, 2014 Rosario Villamor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Verne's novel of an American gun club is both funny and informative. On one hand, he tries to do the necessary calculations of the escape velocity of the rocket, dimensions of the rocket, etc. On the other, he effortlessly tells the story with a bit of humour, including disputes between the gun club's president, Barbicane, and his old enemy, Captain Nicholl (who was actually doing the correct analysis and who was giving out the right information).

I found the story funny and ridiculous, but if I
Aug 17, 2014 Krisney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: love-it
I LOVED THIS BOOK. I can't believe I spent my 16 years of life without reading this. Ahh I'm going to read all of my dad's oldies, this book was one of his favorites when he was younger so It makes it more special to me, I love my dad and he is pure role model material. The science was one of the things that I loved the most about this book, the astronomy, the physics, it was so cool, and the whole concept was just hilarious and clever. Jules Verne rocks. Yes I said that, no regrets

Besides, thi
Lauran Vetuschi
I have to be honest--this was just NOT my type of book. As hard as I tried, I struggled with a lot of the "science-y" aspects. I am glad I read it, but that's about all I've got :)
Anna [Floanne]
Jan 01, 2016 Anna [Floanne] rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, _francese
Di Verne mi stupisce sempre la capacità che ebbe di immaginare e prevedere situazioni, scoperte, invenzioni che al suo tempo erano ancora lontanissime dall'essere realizzate. Anche questa avventura non è da meno e il bizzarro progetto di un gruppo di Americani appassionati di balistica di costruire un enorme cannone per lanciare un proiettile sulla Luna viene reso in modo così dettagliato e realistico da sembrare assolutamente plausibile. Il tutto, condito sempre da un velo di ironia che rende l ...more
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Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who pioneered the genre of science-fiction. He is best known for his novels "Journey to the Center of the Earth" (1864), "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" (1870), and "Around the World in Eighty Days" (1873).

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