THE MOON by George Gamow


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A well known physics professor and writer whose other books include The Birth and Death of the Sun, Biography of the Earth etc., draws a fine portrait of our satellite. Material included deals with the moon's characteristic movements, Newton, laws of gravity and tides, selenography and what we know of the moon through different kinds of telescopes, possibilities of space travel by atomic rockets, and an imaginary trip based on one of Jules Verne's stories. Gamow's often sophisticated turn of phrase will capture an adult's interest too.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1953
Publisher: Schuman