MOON: A Brief History

MOON: A Brief History

Code: moonhist



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Bernd Brunner Werewolves and Wernher von Braun, Stonehenge and the sex lives of sea corals, aboriginal myths and an Anglican bishop. In this book Brunner weaves variegated information into an enchanting glimpse of Earths closest celestial neighbor, whose mere presence inspires us to wonder what might be out there. Going beyond the discoveries of contemporary science, Brunner presents an unusual cultural assessment of our complex relationship with Earths lifeless, rocky satellite. As well as offering an engaging perspective on such age-old questions as What would Earth be like without the moon? Brunner surveys the moons mythical and religious significance and provokes existential soul-searching through a lunar lens, inquiring, Forty years ago, the first man put his footprint on the moon. Will we continue to use it as the screen onto which we cast our hopes and fears? 5X8 P/B, 304 pp., Illus.