An Animated Salute Celebrating Jules Verne’s 183rd Birthday Feb 08 2011

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 Jules Verne was a French author who pioneered the science-fiction genre.  He is best known for his novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873).

 Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before air travel and practical submarines were invented, and before practical means of space travel had been devised.  He is the second most translated individual author in the world.  Some of his books have also been made into live-action and animated films and television shows. 

 While Verne is considered in many countries such as France as an author of quality books for young people, with a good command of his subjects, including technology and politics, his reputation in English-speaking countries suffered for a long time from poor translation.  British translators also had trouble with the metric system that Verne used, sometimes dropping significant figures, at other times keeping the nominal value and only changing the unit to an Imperial measure.  Thus Verne’s calculations, which in general were remarkably exact, were converted into mathematical gibberish.







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