Search Only Images Image Gallery Category: Language and Literature Displaying 1 - 22 of 22 Grid of Smithsonian Libraries Image Galleries Camel and Elephant from Nimm mich mit! Image from From the Earth to the Moon Image from From the Earth to the Moon Image from From the Earth to the Moon As the voyagers move into the moon's shadow, the projectile encounters the "absolute cold of space" causing their breath to condense as snow. Light and heat are enjoyed when the sun reappears. The travellers philosophise about the importance of sunlight. The front cover of the book carries an embossed illustration of the frontispiece. Note the "First", "Second", and "Third" class carriages. Verne appreciates that objects thrown out of the capsule will travel immutably in the same orbit and with the same speed as the projectile and thus... Rev. Lewis Mercier here alters the spelling of his name so as not to appear to profit from his clerical position. The splashdown is in the Pacific Ocean, not far from the point where the Apollo travellers landed. "The frontispiece of the book showing ""Projectile Trains for the Moon"" immediately attracts the reader's attention. Paradoxically, the text which... An elaborate drawing usually accompanies the introduction of a principal character. Here President Barbicane is shown with the accoutrements of war... Admirals Rodman and Dahlgren were two American inventors who perfected heavy cannon design. The tapered barrel reduced the amount of iron required for... Tampa is only about 130 miles from Cape Canaveral, site of the first moon launch. Verne correctly identified the range of latitudes and time of year... Tampa Town becomes a mini city, foretelling the industrial development around Cape Canaveral a century later. Michel Ardan, a french <em>bon vivant</em> and <em>boulevardier</em>, is introduced here wearing his jaunty clothes as he arrives on board the... The capsule is unloaded at Stone's Hill near Tampa, now part of residential subdivision. Verne correctly predicts the use of the newly discovered... Here we see the interior of the projectile fitted out with equipment for the journey a collapsing telescope, pickaxes, guns, trees to plant, the... Verne's travellers always preserve their creature comforts: light, heat, food, and drink. The two dogs, Diana and Satellite, figure prominently in the first part of the story; they are forgotten when the capsule returns to earth. Verne... Verne correctly notes the visibility of the sun as the projectile emerges from the earth's shadow. The travellers develop oxygen narcosis when their oxygen generator temporarily malfunctions.