The Moon: A History for the Future (Hardback)Oliver Morton (author)
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The Moon is the definitive work on all things lunar. From an analysis of the moon in lore and culture to an exhaustive history of the space race and a wise and generous vision of the future, Morton’s incredible book captures perfectly the fascination that the moon exerts over humanity.
Every generation has looked up from the Earth and wondered at the beauty of the Moon. 50 years ago, a few Americans became the first to do the reverse-with the whole world watching through their eyes.
In this short but wide-ranging book, Oliver Morton explores the history and future of humankind's relationship with the Moon. A counterpoint in the sky, it has shaped our understanding of the Earth from Galileo to Apollo.
Its gentle light has spoken of love and loneliness; its battered surface of death and the cosmic. For some, it is a future on which humankind has turned its back. For others, an adventure yet to begin.
Advanced technologies, new ambitions and old dreams mean that men, women and robots now seem certain to return to the Moon. What will they learn there about the universe, the Earth-and themselves? And, this time, will they stay?
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 668 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 33 mm
'I have read almost everything written on the lunar missions, yet I have never encountered a book that captures so perfectly and yet so lyrically the power that the moon holds over human sensibility.' - The Times
'A superb lunar history that explores both past and future' - The Sunday Times