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The once and future moon

Author: Paul D Spudis
Publisher: Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, ©1996.
Series: Smithsonian library of the solar system.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at what has been learned from the Apollo program, as well as space probes, and describes the Moon's geology.
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Named Person: Paul D Spudis
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul D Spudis
ISBN: 1560986344 9781560986348 1560988479 9781560988472
OCLC Number: 33971931
Notes: Series statement from jacket.
Description: xi, 308 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. To Study the Moon --
2. The World of the Moon --
3. The Exploration of the Moon --
4. A Fall of Moondust: The Regolith --
5. The Fire Inside: Volcanism and Tectonism in the Maria --
6. The Terrae: Formation and Evolution of the Crust --
7. Whence the Moon? --
8. A Return to the Moon --
9. Why? Four Reasons to Return to the Moon --
10. How? Steps in the Exploration and Use of the Moon --
11. When? What's Holding Us Back? --
App. 1. Basic Data about the Moon --
App. 2. Robotic Missions to the Moon --
App. 3. Human Missions to the Moon --
App. 4. Conversion of Units: Metric to English --
App. 5. Moon Places: Museums, Visitor's Centers, and Worthwhile Places to Visit --
Glossary: People, Places, and Terms --
A Lunatic's Library: An Annotated Bibliography of Important Books, Articles, and Videos about the Moon.
Series Title: Smithsonian library of the solar system.
Other Titles: Moon
Responsibility: Paul D. Spudis.

Abstract:

Looks at what has been learned from the Apollo program, as well as space probes, and describes the Moon's geology.

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by dbigwood (WorldCat user on 2006-12-12)

To Study the Moon -- The World of the Moon -- The Exploration of the Moon -- A Fall of Moondust: The Regolith -- The Fire Inside: Volcanism and Tectonism in the Maria -- The Terrae: Formation and Evolution of the Crust -- Whence the Moon? -- A Return to the Moon -- Why? Four Reasons to Return to the Moon -- How? Steps in the Exploration and Use of the Moon -- When? What's Holding Us Back? -- Basic Data about the Moon -- Robotic Missions to the Moon -- Human Missions to the Moon -- Conversion of Units: Metric to English -- Moon Places: Museums, Visitor's Centers, and Worthwhile Places to Visit -- Glossary: People, Places, and Terms -- A Lunatic's Library: An Annotated Bibliography of Important Books, Articles, and Videos about the Moon.

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by dbigwood (WorldCat user on 2006-12-12)

Describes the scientific legacy of the 1960s Apollo landings as well as the 1994 Clementine mission, which led to the first global mapping of the Moon and the unexpected discovery of ice in the areas near its south pole. Presents a detailed picture of the Moon's composition and geological history: describes the domes, cones, and channels created by its now inactive volcanoes, as well as the four billion years of bombardment evident in the regolith - a layer of dust and rock debris that thickly covers the lunar surface. Traces the evolution and properties of the Moon's crust and explains the currently accepted but unproven "Big Whack" theory of lunar origin. The far side of the Moon, uniquely shielded from Earth's electrical din, offers a quiet, stable site for unprecedented observations of the universe. Provides a chronicle of the fluctuating fortunes of the U.S. space program, presents as well a rational plan for humanity's return to the Moon.

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