THE LONG VIEW INTO SPACE by Seymour Simon

THE LONG VIEW INTO SPACE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A brisk review of heavenly bodies, from the earth and its moon outward to beyond the milky way, this is notable for its space-age black-and-white photos. Taken from space or through telescopes, they include views of earth from a spaceship and from the moon, a model of Mars and a composite photo of Mercury, before and after shots of a nova flaring up, several kinds of nebulae, differently shaped galaxies, and a ""spinning top"" view of the skies, taken over several hours and streaked with circular trails made by stars as the earth turned. The glossy oversized format does the pictures justice and Simon's text too is sharp and clear, interpreting the pictures without any extra verbiage.

Pub Date: Aug. 8th, 1979
Publisher: Crown