Moon: An Illustrated History: From Ancient Myths To The Colonies Of Tomorrow

Author(s): David Warmflash
This book chronologically presents 100 milestones in the Moon's development and exploration. Starting when the Moon formed, this volume moves from the hypotheses of the Moon's formation (4.5 billion years ago) to 6th-century BCE predictions of solar eclipses, from the 20th-century Space Race to private space companies and possible future lunar colonies. Find out about lunar calendar systems and cults in the Bible; how lunar brightness was used to estimate stellar distances; how advancing telescopes in the 17th century allowed us to eye the Moon more closely; how author Jules Verne inspired the Father of Astronautics; the originals of the Saturn V Moon Rocket; and the Apollo missions.
Format: Book
Call Number: 523.3 War
See Also: Nonfiction
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