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The Book of the Moon

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To celebrate the fortieth anniversary of man's first steps on the moon, a visually striking cornucopia of everything worth knowing about our closest neighbor in space.

Can you remember where you were on July 20, 1969, when, in one of the iconic moments of the twentieth century, Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon? The distant object that had fascinated mankind
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Hardcover, 368 pages
Published June 23rd 2009 by Walker Books (first published January 1st 2009)
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Michael
ეს უფრო reference book-ია, თხრობის ერთიანი ძაფის გარეშე შეკრებილი ფაქტები და ამბები, ვიდრე სამეცნიერო არამხატვრული ლიტერატურა სადაც წიგნის სტრუქტურა და შეჯერებული თხრობა იგრძნობა. მიუხედავად იმისა რომ ბევრი საინტერესო ინფორმაციაა მთვარეზე, მაინც ძალიან ზოგადია და ზერელე. ძალიან ბევრია მთვარესთან დაკავშირებული არაფრის მომცემი მაგიური რიტუალების და შელოცვების აღწერა. ჩემი აზრით საინტერესოა მსგავსი თემები, არა იმ ფორმით როგორც წიგნი წარმოგვიდგენს, არამედ როგორ შემოდის მთვარე ადამიანის წარმოდგენაში ...more
Michael Snuffin
Aug 12, 2013 Michael Snuffin rated it did not like it
Shelves: science
I only read through half of The Book of the Moon, before I put it down. The dust jacket describes the author, Rick Stroud, as an acclaimed television director; but good directing has little to do with writing a book, and I think the author would have benefitted from stronger editorial direction.

I liked the first chapter on facts and figures, but I felt the text started to deteriorate soon thereafter. Some sections feel padded with extra facts, while others seem incomplete, especially some of th
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Kristin
Feb 15, 2016 Kristin rated it did not like it
The first chapter is the formation and geology of the moon, and there are errors... "syzygy" is misspelled, facts like the temperatures of permanently shadowed craters are
misreported, and things feel generally imprecise. Here's hoping the reporting improves in later chapters...

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Well, it's not getting much better. It reads like a book report, a loose collection of facts not really understood by the writer. He lists nuclear magnetic spectroscopy alongside x-rays and infrared radiation as if he un
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Sara
Jun 19, 2011 Sara rated it liked it
It was ok, it was nicely laid out so you could skip ahead to sections of more interest. I really enjoyed reading about all of the different missions to the moon.
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Didn't actually finish as this is more of a reference book. Very thorough.
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