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Discovering the Mind of the Ocean, with Jules Verne
As weathers change, the. mighty ocean stays ever resilient, as the largest body of water and anything on Earth. A home to yesteryear voyages by ship before air travel was discovered, nobody captured the personality of the sea as vivaciously as Jules Verne.
Verne's collaboration with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel led to the birth of the Voyages extraordinaires, a popular series of very meticulously documented and researched adventure novels. These included Journey to the Center of the Earth , Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days.
Here are some memorably lines from his discoveries of the ocean that truly give it an unmistakable personality. Let's discover the mind of the ocean, along with other facts about science, and life.
The Power of the Sea
The Power of the Sea
"The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides. The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. It is nothing but love and emotion."
"The human mind delights in grand conceptions of supernatural beings. And the sea is precisely their best vehicle, the only medium through which these giants (against which terrestrial animals, such as elephants or rhinoceroses, are as nothing) can be produced or developed."
"On the surface of the ocean, men wage war and destroy each other; but down here, just a few feet beneath the surface, there is a calm and peace, unmolested by man."
Science in Nature
"If there were no thunder, men would have little fear of lightning."
"I see that it is by no means useless to travel, if a man wants to see something new."
"Science, my boy, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth."
People and Misfortunes
"The earth does not need new continents, but new men."
"We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar xgaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read."
"Before all masters, necessity is the one most listened to, and who teaches the best."
1828 is inspired by the oceanic adventures of Jules Verne, the scent of a treasure chest crafted from precious Wood and filled with Spices from faraway lands, stowed on a boat sailing uncharted seas.