THE MOON : Earth's Natural Satellite by Franklyn M. Branley

THE MOON : Earth's Natural Satellite

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The moon; throughout the ages, has been a subject of speculation and fancy. Closer than any astral body to the earth, the moon is constantly in man's consciousness, whether as an agent of lunacy, host to a sputnik, or arbiter of weather. In this generously illustrated study of the moon, Franklyn Branley, authority in the field, sorts out the various conventions and theories regarding the moon, separating fact from fancy, and, by his enthusiastic style, manages to render the factual study of the moon as exciting as any less rigorous analysis. In an atmosphere geared to the launching of man-made satellites, this account of earth's dazzling natural satellite is both revealing and profitable.

Pub Date: April 15th, 1960
Publisher: Crowell-Exploring Our Universe Series