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Jules Verne The Father Of Science Fiction - 620 words
Jules Verne: The Father of Science Fiction The father of Science Fiction, a visionary French novelist, a short story writer, and a dramatist. This is the essence of the man we know today as Jules Verne. In his voluminous writings he foresaw a number of scientific devices and developments that were more than a century ahead of his time. Some of the inventions he imagined were created later in his lifetime, but some are still to be invented. He wrote over 80 books mostly before 1900 and a few of the things he described were helicopters, modern weapons, movies with sound, television and rockets. He was also the author of 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, which was written in the 1800's - years befo ...
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Around The World In 80 Days - 1,301 words
In the book Around the World in Eighty Days, Phileas Fogg, a very generous man from London, all of a sudden replies that he can travel around the world in eighty days. The men around him think he is crazy and offer to make a wager. He goes around the table betting every man. They figure he would leave in a few days to plan but he ends up leaving the same night. Along with Phileas goes his assistant Passepartout. Passepartout was a real ladies-man. He had to go to England in a basket hiding from the women. Right after they leave for their journey the Bank of England gets 50 thousand pounds stolen from it. Everyone believes it is Phileas and Passepartout. However, the ones who think it wasnt t ...
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Multicultural Education Means Mediocre Education - 1,169 words
Let me begin this essay by stating that I am a retired English teacher of 34 years experience and believe that I have treated all of my students fairly and equitably. Three times I had been named into Whos Who Among American Teachers and two of those nominations have been by minority students, one black and one Hispanic. Those students realized that my classroom standards were just as tough on them as they were on the majority Caucasian students and that I gave them no favoritism, slack or handicap for their minority-status ethnicity. I had always refused to dumb down my curriculum (Grammar, Vocabulary, Literature, Writing Skills) to accommodate students that lacked motivation, desire, curio ...
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Learning The Writing Business From Book Agents And Editors - 1,086 words
So, you just wrote your first science fiction novel. Your friend read it and told you that you were the next Ray Bradbury or Gene Roddenberry. Your fertile mind fantasizes your name up there on a Borders wall poster right next to images of Isaac Azimov and Jules Verne. Before going off the deep end and equating yourself with Hemingway and Steinbeck, give your ego a stiff reality check. Few of us mortals are literary Mozarts that can plop down in front of a computer screen and author a perfect manuscript the first time around.. Lets get one thing straight right now. You wrote a manuscript and not a book. After an author takes the time and care to read, edit and rewrite the manuscript at least ...
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Recreation Of The Eiffel Tower In California - 1,179 words
Some may ask, Why should the Eiffel Tower be recreated in California? A good answer for this is why not? The Eiffel Tower is the one monument that can easily be identified internationally without the usage of words, only a picture of itself. Its beauty attracts around six million visitors each year; however, many Americans are unable to visit due to the fact that it is so far away. If it were recreated in California many more Americans would be able to visit and have the experience of visiting and learning about the towers, its creator, Gustave Eiffel, and Frances history, but would also aid in helping scientists to continue to learn more about aerodynamics, meteorology, and radiotelegraphy ...
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Mortality And Immortality - 1,551 words
... rst impulse is to bring Ellen back home. Her focus has changed from purely "godly" concerns to human concerns. Although previously she had been the first to condemn her, to cut her off from her allowance when she refused to divorce, she suddenly identifies and sympathizes with Ellen's plight. Something has changed in Catherine; she is now mortal. She invites Archer to her home, specifically denying May the invitation. Archer tells Catherine that she is handsome, but Catherine immediately uses the complement as a segue to champion her granddaughter. She says, "Ah, but not as handsome as Ellen." She is the first of the gods of New York Society to see beauty in Ellen. She also resolutely de ...
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Analysis Of " Journey To The Center Of The Earth" - 601 words
Have you ever wondered what is inside the Earth? Do you believe all the scientific theories such as Plate Tectonics? This book, Journey to the Center of the Earth by the legendary author Jules Verne, will challenge your general knowledge and make you question what scientists believe fills our Earth. Verne completes a masterpiece with this book, which is a mix of scientific fact as well as remarkable adventure! The story commences in Germany, where Professor Hardwigg discovers a coded message on a piece of parchment. He strives to solve the riddle and is unsuccessful until his helpful nephew Harry figures out the secret to the manuscript. The message tells of a glorious tale of a Mr. Saknusse ...
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The Tragedy Of Edgar Allan Poe - 1,763 words
Edgar Allan Poe is one of the leading figures of American literature. He is known as a poet and a critic, but is most famous as the first master of the short story form, especially tales of the mysterious and gruesome. In Poe's poems, like his tales, his characters are tortured by nameless fears and longings. Today Poe is acclaimed as one of America's greatest writers, but in his own unhappy lifetime he knew little but failure. Poe had an unstable family life. The insecure place he held at home interfered with his emotional stability. He was born as the son of actors. "The two were not notably talented; they played minor roles in third-rate theatrical companies." (Buranalli 7) Between them t ...
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The Physics Of Scuba Diving: Swimming With The Fish - 1,065 words
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to swim with the fish and explore the underwater jungle that covers two-thirds of the earth's surface? I have always been interested in water activities; swimming, diving and skiing, and I felt that scuba was for me. My first dive took place while on a family vacation. I came across a dive shop offering introductory dives, which immediately caught my interest. After much convincing (my parents), with my solemn assurance that I would be careful, I was allowed to participate in a dive. I was ready, or so I thought. The slim basics such as breathing were explained and I was literally tossed in. Sounds easy enough, right!, well WRONG!!. From the momen ...
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