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ISBN-10: 0554321726

ISBN-13: 9780554321721

ISBN-10: 1532838085

ISBN-13: 9781532838088

ISBN-10: 1776725107

ISBN-13: 9781776725106

A Columbus of house is a sci fi novel written by way of Garrett P. Serviss. simply as Christopher Columbus's trips to the recent global replaced human civilization without end, so too might the facility to go back and forth freely around the universe regulate the parameters of our collective life. Garrett P. Serviss's story of a gaggle of intrepid explorers who harness what they name "inter-atomic power" to commute from Earth to Venus is a enjoyable, quickly read.

Garrett P. Serviss (March 24, 1851 – may well 25, 1929) was once an American astronomer, popularizer of astronomy, and early technology fiction author. Serviss was once born in upstate ny and majored in technological know-how at Cornell collage. He took a legislations measure at Columbia college yet by no means labored as an lawyer. as a substitute, in 1876 he joined the workers of the the hot York sunlight newspaper, operating as a journalist until eventually 1892 less than editor Charles Dana.

Serviss confirmed a expertise for explaining medical information in a fashion that made them transparent to the standard reader, top Andrew Carnegie to ask him to carry The Urania Lectures in 1894 on astronomy, cosmology, geology, and similar issues. With Carnegie's monetary backing, those lectures have been illustrated with magic lantern slides and different results to teach eclipses, presumed lunar landscapes, and lots more and plenty else. Serviss toured the U.S. for over years providing those lectures, then settled right down to turn into a favored speaker within the long island sector. He additionally wrote a syndicated newspaper column dedicated to astronomy and different sciences and wrote usually for the prime magazines of the day.

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