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The Moon

Imprint: Economist Books
Pages: 352
Subject: Science & Mathematics

The Moon

A History for the Future

Oliver Morton

An intimate, profound portrait of the Earth's closest neighbour

Hardback(Preorder only)
9781788162548 (Published 16 May 2019)
£20

About the book

Every generation has looked up from the Earth and wondered at the beauty of the Moon. 50 years ago, a few Americans became the first to do the reverse-with the whole world watching through their eyes.

In this short but wide-ranging book, Oliver Morton explores the history and future of humankind's relationship with the Moon. A counterpoint in the sky, it has shaped our understanding of the Earth from Galileo to Apollo. Its gentle light has spoken of love and loneliness; its battered surface of death and the cosmic. For some, it is a future on which humankind has turned its back. For others, an adventure yet to begin.

Advanced technologies, new ambitions and old dreams mean that men, women and robots now seem certain to return to the Moon. What will they learn there about the universe, the Earth-and themselves? And, this time, will they stay?

About the author

Oliver Morton is a senior editor at The Economist and an award winning writer. He is the author of Mapping Mars: Science, Imagination and the Birth of a World, Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet
and The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the World.

Additional Information

Imprint: Economist Books
Pages: 352
Subject: Science & Mathematics