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A Floating City and the Blockade Runners

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally importan ...more
Hardcover, 378 pages
Published August 20th 2009 by BiblioLife
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Christopher
Nov 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
two classic tales from Verne. The first deals with a large ship, larger than any built (at the time) and the adventures on board, ending with a duel and long description of the grandeur of Niagara Falls. The inner geek in Jules Verne lovingly describes the technological innovations that went into the.construction and activity of the ship, The Great Eastern.

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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).

Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of spa
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