Prof. John Munro (1849-1930) was the author of Heroes of the Telegraph (1891), The Story of Electricity (1896) and A Trip to Venus (1897). qIn plain English, at 4 a. m., a ray of light had been observed on the disc of the planet Mars in or near the qterminatorq; that is to say, the zone of twilight separating day from night. The news was doubly interesting to me, because a singular dream of qSunrise in the Moonq had quickened my imagination as to the wonders of the universe beyond our little globe, and because of a never-to-be-forgotten experience of mine with an aged astronomer several years ago.qthe bobbin will become a hollow magnet or a#39;solenoid, a#39; and a plug of soft iron placed at one end will be sucked into the hole. ... In practice the barrel would consist of a long straight tube, wide and strong enoughto contain the bulletcar without flexure, and begirt withgiant solenoids at intervals. ... As thebarrel wouldnot have to resist an explosive force, it shouldnotbe difficult to make, and theinsidecould beanbsp;...
|Title||:||A Trip to Venus|
|Publisher||:||Start Classics - 2014-05-16|