On July 20th 1969, in one of the most iconic moments of the twentieth century, Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon. The distant object that had fascinated mankind for millennia suddenly got much closer.
The Book of the Moon is an utterly original and absorbing account of all things lunar, a book that celebrates the physics that created the moon and the technology that took us there, as well as its magic and mystery.
From Babylonian astronomers to the scientists who paved the way for the Renaissance, to the astronomers and astronauts of our time, Rick Stroud delves into the mythology and astrology that have inspired civilisations and cultures the world over, alongside the scientific and medicinal advances that have come from our lunar connection.
Packed with original lists, intriguing statistics, and compelling images, this book will take you as close to the moon as you can get without actually standing on it.
About the Author
Rick Stroud is a film and television director. He lives on a houseboat in London. The Book of the Moon is his first book.
"Erudite, elegant, and entertaining. Rick Stroud flies you to the moon and lets you play among the stars." Ben Schott "A miscellany with attitude that's great for dipping in and out of...If you learn everything in here you might even be able to hold your own in an argument with Aldrin." New Scientist "For stargazing on a distant beach, The Book of the Moon by Rick Stroud provides the perfect balance of lunar fact and fancy." -- Helen Brown Telegraph
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 7th May 2009
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 15.8 x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.786