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Moon : a brief history

Author: Bernd Brunner
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, [2011], ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using werewolves and Wernher von Braun, Stonehenge and the sex lives of sea corals, aboriginal myths, and an Anglican bishop in this new book, the author weaves variegated information into a glimpse of Earth's closest celestial neighbor, whose mere presence inspires us to wonder what might be out there. Going beyond the discoveries of contemporary science, he presents a cultural assessment of our complex  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernd Brunner
ISBN: 9780300177695 0300177690
OCLC Number: 749988247
Notes: Originally published: 2010.
Description: x, 291 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Gazing at the moon --
Moon of the mind --
Charting the moonscape --
Pale sun of the night --
Encounters of a lunar kind --
Lunar passion in Paris --
Accounts of genesis --
A riddled surface --
Lunar choreography --
Esoteric practices --
Spurious correspondences --
Visions of the moon --
Before and after Apollo.
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A cultural examination of Earth's moon, through history, science, and literature, from ancient times onwards.  Read more...

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"[An] elegant cultural history...Brunner ably dispatches recent science ... and takes us on a lively tour of lunar folklore and speculative fiction."-The New Yorker The New Yorker "... a nimble, Read more...

 
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