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The Resource The moon, Bill Leatherbarrow

The moon, Bill Leatherbarrow

Label
The moon
Title
The moon
Statement of responsibility
Bill Leatherbarrow
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The moon has always been the most obvious feature in our night sky. It is our nearest celestial neighbor, orbiting the earth at an average distance of 384,400 kilometers, and is large enough to display significant detail even to the unaided eye. Our moon has drawn observers since the dawn of humankind, and all people have tried to make sense of the puzzles it poses and the questions it raises. The moon provided our ancient ancestors with one of the earliest means of keeping and measuring time, and many early religions had cults that worshiped it. When it eclipses the sun it provides one of the most awe-inspiring views in nature. In The Moon, celebrated amateur astronomer Bill Leatherbarrow provides expert insight into the history of our study of this compelling astronomical body. Drawing on his own decades of lunar observation, he describes how and why the observation and study of the moon has evolved, particularly in the age of telescopic study. He also offers an overview of current scientific thinking and developments in lunar science since the advent of the Space Age, even providing practical advice on how to make your own observations of the moon. Extensively illustrated with images of the lunar surface taken both from spacecraft and using amateur equipment, this book is an accessible introduction to complex astrophysical concepts that will give all amateur astronomers and anyone fascinated by this natural satellite something to moon over
Member of
Cataloging source
JBI
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Leatherbarrow, William J
Dewey number
523.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB581
LC item number
.L373 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Kosmos
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  • Moon
  • Moon
Label
The moon, Bill Leatherbarrow
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223125740184
  • 31223125740176
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-173) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Our companion moon : from mirror to museum -- The moon as a world : observation and discovery in the telescopic age -- The moon in the modern age -- The moon in the age of spacecraft exploration -- Observing the moon
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
182 pages
Isbn
9781780239149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1037100538
Label
The moon, Bill Leatherbarrow
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223125740184
  • 31223125740176
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-173) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Our companion moon : from mirror to museum -- The moon as a world : observation and discovery in the telescopic age -- The moon in the modern age -- The moon in the age of spacecraft exploration -- Observing the moon
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
182 pages
Isbn
9781780239149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1037100538

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