The Chase of the Golden Meteor

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U of Nebraska Press - 292 sivua
The discovery of a falling golden meteor and the race to find it form the core of this exciting tale from the master of science fiction, Jules Verne. An asteroid wanders into the earth?s gravitational field and is spotted by two rival Virginia astronomers. The discovery becomes a worldwide sensation when it is announced that the asteroid is solid gold and is plummeting toward earth.

The approaching disaster is brought on by the machinations of the brilliant but absent-minded French scientist and inventor Zephyrin Xirdal. Xirdal has invented a ray with which he pulls the golden asteroid from orbit and hopes to guide it to crash at a spot of his choosing. Xirdal, the two Virginia astronomers and their families, and representatives from many nations race to find and claim the golden meteor.

The Chase of the Golden Meteor is vintage Verne, artfully blending hard science and scientific speculation with a farcical comedy of manners. This unabridged edition will be sure to delight Verne?s legion of fans and attract new ones.

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In which Judge Proth performs one of the most agree
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Which introduces the reader into the house of Dean
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In which something is said about Dr Sydney Hudel
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How two letters sent one of them to Pittsburg Obser
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WI Which contains some statements on meteors in general
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In which Mrs Hudelson appears much annoyed at
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In which Press polemics aggravate the situation
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In which the newspapers the public Mr Dean
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In which as was foreseen by Judge Proth a third
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In which Widow Thibaut by thoughtlessly meddling
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In which J B K Lowenthal designates the winner
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In which a number of sightseers profit by the oppor
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xWii In which a passenger of the Mozik meets with
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In which in order to reach the bolide Monsieur
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In which Zephyrin Xirdal experiences an increasing
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Which will be read perhaps with regret but which
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In which Zephyrin Xirdal has an idea and even two
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In which Mr Dean Forsyth and Dr Hudelson
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In which Mrs Arcadia Stanfort is seen to wait
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A last chapter giving the epilogue of this story
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Jules Verne (1828?1905), one of the founders of science fiction, is the author of such classics as Around the World in Eighty Days, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea.



Gregory A. Benford is an acclaimed science fiction writer and a professor of physics at the University of California, Irvine. He has won the Nebula Award for Timescape and If the Stars Are Gods, cowritten with Gordon Eklund.

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