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Robur the Conqueror By Jules Verne
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“Citizens of the United States! My name is Robur. I am worthy of the name! I am forty years old, although I look but thirty, and I have a constitution of iron, a healthy vigor that nothing can... More > shake, a muscular strength that few can equal, and a digestion that would be thought first class even in an ostrich!” Jules Verne’s classic “Robur the Conqueror” originally published in 1886. A true literary gem.< Less
Robur the Conqueror By Jules Verne
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Strange events are occurring around the world, involving lights, sounds and flags that are hung in seemingly impossible to get to locations. At the meeting of the Weldon Club in Philadelphia, Uncle... More > Prudent (President) and Phil Evans (Secretary) and the membership debate about whether their balloon the Go-Ahead, should have its directional screw located in the front or the back. A man called Robur interrupts and takes over their meeting; he insists that to master the skies, a flying vehicle must be heavier than air. His remarks infuriate the balloonists and after their meeting, Uncle Prudent and Phil are kidnapped and taken on an around the world trip in the Albatross, Robur's heavier than air "Clipper of the Clouds". A fascinating companion to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Robur the Conqueror explores many of the same themes.< Less
The Annotated Robur By Jules Verne
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Jules Verne was one of the founding members of the first society devoted to the promotion of heavier-than-air flight. For more than twenty years he associated closely with the inventors and engineers... More > developing the first helicopters. The result of this collaboration are the two novels included in this volume, one of which directly inspired Igor Sikorsky to build the world's first practical helicopter. In addition to the complete text of Robur the Conqueror and its sequel, The Master of the World, are all the original illustrations as well as hundreds of notes, maps, charts and photos.< Less
Robur The Conqueror By Jules Verne
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The members of the Weldon Institute in Philadelphia have been trying to convince others that flight through the air by man is possible. In fact, it is inevitable! Then, an odd man appears telling... More > them that their attempts to build a hot air balloon is doomed to fail to convince people. Hot air is not the way of the future. They laughed at his ideas of heavier-than-air flying machines. But he had the last laugh with the Albatross — the most incredible flying machine ever built. Lord of the skies, Robur became the would-be conqueror of the world! He takes the head of the Institute, his valet and a negro cook onboard his airship only to have them feel that escape is a must if they are to survive. To them, Robur is a crazy man, even though he treats them to a voyage most fantastic! This infrequently reprinted novel has been restored with more than 40 illustrations. It is the prequel to Master Of The World,also from this publisher.< Less
Robur the Conqueror By Jules Verne
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A Classic from Jules Verne, the Father of Science Fiction and the Master of Adventure. The prequel to "Master of the World" They laughed at his ideas of heavier-than-air flying machines,... More > but he would have the last laugh with the "Albatross", the most incredible flying machine ever built! Lord of the skies, ROBUR became the would-be conqueror of the WORLD! Originally published in 1886, this astounding adventure novel is a key piece of "Steampunk" mythology, and enthralls readers to this day. This affordable edition contains the full novel with new cover art by comic book artist Jay Piscopo< Less
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A Classic from Jules Verne, the Father of Science Fiction and the Master of Adventure. The prequel to "Master of the World" They laughed at his ideas of heavier-than-air flying machines,... More > but he would have the last laugh with the "Albatross", the most incredible flying machine ever built! Lord of the skies, ROBUR became the would-be conqueror of the WORLD! Originally published in 1886, this astounding adventure novel is a key piece of "Steampunk" mythology, and enthralls readers to this day. This affordable edition contains the full novel with new cover art by comic book artist Jay Piscopo< Less
Robur der Sieger By LewisJules CarrollVerne
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Robur de Veroveraar By Jules Verne
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Robur & Phänomen Fahrzeuge Patentsammlung By Patent Sammlung
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Technik-Kompendium für Fans und Liebhaber von Fahrzeugen der Marken ROBUR & PHÄNOMEN. Eine einmalige Dokumentation hochinteressanter Technikgeschichte. In dieser Patentschriftensammlung... More > finden Sie Entwicklungen von Robur und Phänomen von 1893 bis 1992. Sie erhalten umfassende technische Beschreibungen und detailgenaue Zeichnungen von Autos, Zweirädern, Nutzfahrzeugen und Einzelteilen. Technische Komponenten werden in Wort und Bild dargestellt, wie z.B. Motoren, Getriebe, Antriebe, Fahrwerke, Bremsen, Elektrik, Blechteile, Rahmen uvm. 54 Patentschriften im PDF-Format, zusammen ca. 318 Seiten bei Papierausdruck. Zusammengestellt aus nationalen und internationalen Patentdatenbanken. Patentschriften zu ca. 90 Prozent in deutscher Sprache, Rest in Englisch. Die eventuelle Verwendung von Markennamen in diesem Angebot dient nur der Artikelbeschreibung und der eindeutigen Zuordnung des Produkts. Das Produkt steht in keinem direkten Zusammenhang mit den Markeninhabern oder deren Vertretungen.< Less
In Pectore Robur: The Life and Works of Sir Harold Gillies 1882 – 1960 By Richard Petty
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Widely acknowledged as the father of plastic surgery, Sir Harold Gillies was years ahead of his time. Born in New Zealand in 1882, Harold Gillies came to England to study medicine at Cambridge and... More > then at Barts in London. The horrific facial injuries suffered by soldiers in the trenches during the First World War inspired Gillies to research historic methods of reconstructing damaged tissues. He taught his newly developed techniques to the first generation of plastic surgeons. During peace time he struggled long and hard to establish aesthetic surgery as a respected discipline. Despite early opprobrium from the medical establishment he went on to enjoy enormous professional success. This account of Sir Harold Gillies' life includes an overview of his published works and the historic sources of his inspirations.< Less