|Title:||Exploring the moon : the Apollo expeditions|
|Authors:||David Michael Harland|
|Publisher:||New York, NY : Springer, 1999|
|Series:||Springer-Praxis series in space science and technology|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-1-85233-099-6|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references and index|
|Subjects:||Moon--Exploration ; Project Apollo (U.S.)--History ; Space flight to the moon|
"Exploring the Moon" focuses on the exploration carried out by the Apollo astronauts while on the lunar surface, and not on the technology of getting there.
It is a story of the great adventure of exploring the Moon, and combines the words of the astronauts themselves with the photographs they took. "Exploring the Moon" is a lunar travelogue, a minute-by-minute account of what the astronauts did, said and felt, enhanced by their subsequent reflections. As you read this book, you will seem to walk with the astronauts as they explore...
David Harland concentrates on the final three Moon landings - Apollos 15, 16, and 17 - each of which spent three days on the lunar surface and used the famous "lunar rover" vehicle to get around. The three missions accounted for three-quarters of all lunar surface activity to date.
Although you can read the text for its description of a unique adventure, the work of the astronauts is related to studies of lunar geology and will enable those interested in planetary geology to understand how a "field trip" on the lunar surface was conducted. There is also a "before and after discussion" of the results of the Apollo programme.
Copies in the Library (2)
|Barcode||Call number||Media type||Location||Section||Status|
|007316||TL789.8.U6A53845 1999||Book||ISU Central Campus library||Closed-stack||Available|
|006663||TL789.8.U6A5.H27 1999||Book||ISU Central Campus library||Main collection||Available|