Monday, 31 October 2011

Influence Map 3.0 - Crystals

Here is another influence map about Crystals, in the 1st extract it goes on about Opaque Quartz within the lava walls and caves so I decided to do get some influence from crystal shapes and crystal caves.

Influence Map 2.0 Caves

This influence map was based around Caves and Caverns which was to help with parts of extract 1 of book I was given (there are 3 extracts to the book I was giving if you get a bit confused).

Influence Map 1.0 - Lava

Here are some illustrations that I found about Lava that is from the first extract within the book that I’m researching “The Journey to the Centre of the Earth”.

Historical Events Within the 19th Century

Here is some research about certain events around the era of when the extract I was giving was published “The Journey to the Centre of the Earth” written by Jules Verne in 1864.

-       Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the United States in 1860.

-       The Civil War between the North and South of America started in 1861 about the slavery being abolished by President Lincoln.

-       Jules Verne also was best known for his other famous novel “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1870) and “Around the World in 80 Days” (1873).

-       The French Revolution (1789- 1792) “The long 19TH Century.

-       The first French Empire under NapolĂ©on  (1804-1814)

-       The first decades of the “Third Republic” (1871-1940)

This information is from some historical events that I think were the most important around the time of the novel between France and America.

Background Research about "Jules Gabriel Verne"

What I found out was that when Jules was young (the oldest of five siblings) he was fascinated with the sea and wanted to be a cabin boy at one point and was going to run away from home but decided against it in the end and one of his younger brothers went of the become a naval engineer. Jules Verne was also interested in machines he used to watch steam trains go by when he was young. While I was quite a lad, I used to adore watching machines at work” (Liukkonen, 2008).

- Jules Gabriel Verne

He then grew up to become a lawyer getting his degree within 2 years. Shortly after that he found his true calling, which was literature when he started to create plays, and science fiction tales. His most well known pieces which got Verne well known across the world were his three novels; “20,000 Leagues under the Sea, “Journey to the Centre of the Earth” and “Around the World in 80 Days”.


Source:           Petri Liukkonen, 2008, Jules Gabriel Verne – 1828-1905, (Date Accessed: 31/10/2011)