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Luna Cognita 3 Volumes

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A Comprehensive Observer’s Handbook of the Known Moon - All three volumes sold as a combined set for a one-time purchase!

  • Gives detailed advice for observing all lunar nearside features, from the largest craters to the tiniest ridges
  • Includes tips for drawing lunar landscapes
  • Provides an unparalleled collection of lunar history and facts

This comprehensive three-volume set takes you on an incomparable journey of our closest celestial neighbor. Not since the golden age of 19th-century lunar guidebooks has one author managed to cover the Moon in such detail as this all-in-one handbook.

Volume 1 begins with a section on the Moon’s place in human history, mythology and lore, before gravitating closer to the Moon itself through scientific sections on the Earth-Moon system, lunar motions and cycles. Following these are technical chapters on how to purchase, use and care for lunar observing and photography equipment. Techniques for observing the Moon (both with the naked eye and optical instruments) are detailed as the reader approaches the Moon’s surface on this visual tour-de-force.

A close-up exploration of the Moon is the result. The “crater-hop” chapters in Volumes 1 and 2 discuss the physical aspects of the Moon’s features, offering brief biographical information on the person for whom the feature is named, as well as how each individual was involved in the development of science and selenography from ancient to modern times. Volume 3 contains a plethora of useful appendices that cover a range of topics, from catalogues of lunar features such as nearside lunar domes to a comprehensive list of publishers and observing organizations.

Luna Cognita goes far beyond any recent work in both breadth and depth of coverage on the Moon. Written in an accessible, engaging manner for readers of all backgrounds and levels of expertise, this handbook is thus an invaluable resource for anybody who looks up at the glowing sphere in the night sky and wants to learn more about the “Known Moon.”

Specifications

General


Number of photos and images
1309
Number of pages
1680
Equipment
Hardcover
Author
Robert A. Garfinkle
date of publication
2020
Language
English
Edition
First edition
Level
Advanced
Springer Luna Cognita 3 Volumes
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