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Joyeux anniversaire, Jules Verne!


Today, February 8th, 2012, marks the 184th anniversary of the birth of French science fiction pioneer Jules Verne. Verne was a visionary writer who took 19th century scientific inventions to wondrous levels in his books.

The Smithsonian Libraries has several early editions of works by Verne. To learn more, visit "A Jules Verne Centennial: 1905-2005".






Image: Science and Invention, Vol. VIII, No. 4, Aug. 1920 , 1920.

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