SURVIVAL ON THE MOON by Lawrence Maisak


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Reader survival through this book depends on either of these two factors: depth of interest or urgency of need for detailed information. Although all of the material here has been, is being, endlessly discussed in both popular and specialized magazines, the author has pulled together all phases of planning for moon survival in short chapters packed with specifics. He discusses: the air there and the importation of air for explorers; carried provender and the growing of food for permanent guests; shelter building techniques; the really Buck Rogers design of vehicles for transportation (some leap, some walk) to cope with lunar terrain and lack of gravity; and he reports the photographic findings of Rangers VII and VIII. There seems to be a how-to-live-on-the-moon book for every age level now, and this is a well-organized, intelligent book for intelligent students.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1966
Publisher: Macmillan