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Invasion of the Sea by Jules Verne
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Apr 15, 2012

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Fun book by Jules Verne, only recently available in English translation. (Turns out he has a number of these still.) In the days of great projects like the Suez Canal, the French colonial government decides to flood sections of the northern Sahara into a giant inland sea to moderate the climate and into which to project sea power. The natives fight back, and adventure ensues.

Geologically speaking, this area was once a sea anyway (there are fossilized whale bones in places like Wadi al Watan, and the Pyramids are 40% plankton fossils by weight), so it makes a kind of sense. Book has some unnerving resonances w/ today's conflict of globalization vs. jihad.

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