Jules Verne's Nautilus submarine, artwork
Nautilus submarine. Artwork of the submarine Nautilus surfacing rapidly after sinking a ship. This scene is from the book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), by the French author Jules Verne (1828-1905). The story is about adventures under the sea with Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus. Near the end of the story, a mysterious ship attacks the submarine, but is attacked in turn and sunk.
© RICHARD BIZLEY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Nikolay Urvantsev, Soviet geologist
Nikolay Nikolayevich Urvantsev (1893-1985), Soviet geologist, speaking in public at his 80th birthday celebration. Urvantsev is best known for his exploration of northern Siberia and the Arctic, including: the Norilsk coal basin (1919 to 1922); the islands of Severnaya Zemlya (1931 to 1933); and the steamship Pravda oil exploration expedition (1933 to 1934). After imprisonment by Stalin, Urvantsev was rehabilitated in 1954 and became Chair of Arctic Geology at the national ocean geology institute. Photographed in Leningrad (St Petersburg), Russia, in 1973.
© RIA NOVOSTI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Flying Carpet, 1919-20 (oil on canvas)
1144252 Flying Carpet, 1919-20 (oil on canvas) by Vasnetsov, Victor Mikhailovich (1848-1926); The Victor Vasnetsov Memorial Museum, Moscow, Russia; (add.info.: In Russian folk tales, Baba Yaga can supply Ivan the Fool with a flying carpet or some other magical gifts. Such gifts help the hero to find his way "beyond thrice-nine lands, in the thrice-ten kingdom".); Russian, out of copyright.
© The Victor Vasnetsov Memorial Museum, Moscow, Russia / Bridgeman Images