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Stunning photos of space and Earth from NASA’s archives - taken by Gemini, Apollo, Space Shuttle, and ISS astronauts using Hasselblad cameras -- in the large format they deserve.
Working with NASA's archives of Hasselblad images, aerospace author Piers Bizony presents the ultimate must-have large-format book, Moonshots. The Apollo voyages form the centerpiece of the book, but equally fabulous images from precursor Gemini missions are also featured, along with pictures taken by Space Shuttle crews, and during construction of the International Space Station.
The extraordinary photographs taken by NASA astronauts over the past fifty years were captured almost exclusively on Hasselblad cameras. Many of these images have been reproduced, but there's one element that has seldom been exploited: the sheer size and resolution of the film frames.
Just in time for the 50 year anniversary of the USA's first orbit of The Moon, this incredible collection is a must have for any space enthusiast, or sci-fi lover.
About the Author
An experienced multimedia professional, Piers Bizony has written about science and the history of technology for a wide variety of publishers worldwide, and has undertaken major projects for the media departments at NASA and ESA. An experienced multimedia professional, Piers Bizony has written about science and the history of technology for a wide variety of publishers worldwide, and has undertaken major projects for the media departments at NASA and ESA.
He has also gained substantial experience within the film and television industries. The author of Quarto's Space Shuttle: Celebrating Thirty Years, One Giant Leap: Apollo 11 Remembered, and New Space Frontiers, Bizony spent the last three years working closely with the family of Stanley Kubrick, in conjunction with Warner Bros. and fine art publishers Taschen on a large-format book about the making of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
"Moonshots provides some of the most beautiful, high-quality imagery I've ever seen to accompany humanity's amazing story of reaching the stars through ingenuity, perseverance, and curiosity. I highly recommend adding it to your collection." * Astronomy.com *
"Moonshots comes encased in a heavy-duty slipcover, the better to protect the book's beauty from dings and fading. Both space fans and photography buffs will like this book." * SkyandTelescope.com *
"Beautifully produced book" * Photography News magazine *
"The book is awesome, a fabulous celebration of space-faring, highlighting NASA's greatest achievements, and enriched by the sheer size and resolution of the film frames" * Mature Times *
"A rather lovely looking large-format book" * ePHOTOzine *
"...expertly guides the reader through the 240-page spotlight on American space exploration." * RocketStem.org *