The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Around the World in Eighty Days The Call of the Wild Captains Courageous A Christmas Carol The Count of Monte Cristo Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dracula Frankenstein Great Expectations Gulliver’s Travels The Hound of the Baskervilles The Hunchback of Notre Dame Jane Eyre The Jungle Book Kidnapped
Jules Gabriel Verne (February 8, 1828–March 24, 1905) was a French
author who pioneered the science-fiction genre. He is best known for
novels such as Journey To The Center Of The Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand
Leagues Under The Sea (1870), 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 third most translated
author in the world, according to Index Translationum. Some of his
books have been made into films.
PUBLIC SATELLITE NETWORKS
Satellites have been carrying communications since the early 1960s, serving as relays for voice, video, or data. They have long been dominated by the military and, in their direct broadcast form, by large television communications companies. In 1989 the Gartner Group believed that the mobile satellite industry will be one of the great growth markets of the next decadesurpassing cellular telephones and digital paging, and in the same league as personal computers.
Johnny Damon ambled up to home plate, blocking out the
steady boos and shrill catcalls from seemingly every one of
the 56,000-plus fans packing Yankee Stadium.
The date was October 20, 2004, and only one year
before, Damon had experienced one of the most crushing
disappointments of his life: The Yankees had stormed back
from a Game 7 deficit against Damon’s Boston Red Sox
and pitcher Pedro Martínez, winning the American League
Championship Series with a walk-off home run in the eleventh
Wrigley Field was not yet Wrigley Field on June 26, 1920,
the day Lou Gehrig stood awestruck within the 18,000-
seat major-league ballpark. Cubs Park it was called, home of
the National League’s Chicago Cubs.
No matter the name, surely 17-year-old Lou must have
wondered how he had come so far, so soon.
At almost six feet tall and 180 pounds, Lou, a senior, was
here with his teammates from New York City’s High School of
Commerce to play against Chicago’s Lane Tech High School.
The nation’s unofficial inter-city high school baseball championship
was on the line.