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The Moon in the Water

Understanding Tanizaki, Kawabata, and Mishima

Author: Gwenn Boardman Petersen

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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A Fire on the Moon

Author: Norman Mailer

Publisher: Penguin UK


Category: Science

Page: 432

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Mailer's superb account, written as it was happening, of the first attempt to land men on the moon 'Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.' A Fire on the Moon tells the scarcely credible story of the Apollo 11 mission. It is suffused with Mailer's obsession both with the astronauts themselves and with his own anxieties and terrors about the extremity of what they were trying to achieve. Mailer is both admiring and appalled and the result is a book which is both a gripping narrative and a brilliant depiction of the now-forgotten technical issues and uncertainties around the mission. A Fire on the Moon is also a matchless portrait of an America caught in a morass of introspection and misery, torn apart by the war in Vietnam. But for one, extraordinary week in the summer of 1969 all eyes were on the fates of three men in a rocket, travelling a quarter of a million miles away from Earth. With an introduction by Geoff Dyer.

The Moon

Resources, Future Development and Settlement

Author: David Schrunk

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Science

Page: 261

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This extraordinary book details how the Moon could be used as a springboard for Solar System exploration. It presents a realistic plan for placing and servicing telescopes on the Moon, and highlights the use of the Moon as a base for an early warning system from which to combat threats of near-Earth objects. A realistic vision of human development and settlement of the Moon over the next one hundred years is presented, and the author explains how global living standards for the Earth can be enhanced through the use of lunar-based generated solar power. From that beginning, the people of the Earth would evolve into a spacefaring civilisation.

Observing the Moon

Author: Peter Wlasuk

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Science

Page: 181

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Observing the Moon is a definitive work, written as a reference book for anyone seriously interested in the Moon and its geology. It is of course a perfect companion for practical observers. Detailed and extensively illustrated chapters catalog ail the interesting lunar features visible in modest telescopes. They are preceded by a crash course in modern lunar geology - based on the vast amount we have learned during and since the Apollo missions - and are followed by chapters on photographic and CCD imaging, drawing and lunar topography. A CD-ROM accompanies this book and contains an atlas of lunar images and much more. The CD-ROM requires a PC running Windows 3.1 or higher, a minimum of 16MB (Windows 3.1), 64MB (Windows 95 up) of memory and a 2x or faster CD-ROM player.

A Man on the Moon

The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts

Author: Andrew Chaikin

Publisher: Penguin Books


Category: Astronauts

Page: 670

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'Through the windows of the slowly turning spacecraft they looked out at the place where the sun had once been, and there was the moon: a huge, magnificent sphere bathed in the ceric blue light of earthshine, each crater rendered in ghostly detail.'

Footprints on the Moon

Author: Alexandra Siy

Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Chronicles the history of Moon exploration, including the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969.

From the Earth to the Moon

Author: Jules Verne

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing


Category: Moon

Page: 259

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A scientist and members of a gun club decide they will build a spaceship that can reach the moon.

Honeymoon on the Moon

A Novel of Romance, Science Fiction, and Comedy

Author: Brian Wilson

Publisher: AuthorHouse


Category: Fiction

Page: 172

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A science fiction, comedy, and romance, based on some true events and not so true facts. Monty has a goal to travel to the moon. He meets Olivia, a girl, and falls in love with her at first glance, causing him to change all of his plans. Now, Monty's plan is to marry Olivia, and take her on a Honeymoon on the Moon. When Olivia’s family finds out Monty is a man who drives around a truck and trailer for living, looking for scrap metal to pick up, they are against the marriage. He has to meet and survive her brutal family, make her his bride, and convince her to board the rocket, if he wants to make it to the moon in six days, landing on Saturday, August 21st, at 2:00 PM.

On the Moon

The Apollo Journals

Author: Grant Heiken

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 492

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This book explains how the Apollo crews learned to work on the lunar surface. Its lively and informative text draws heavily on transcripts and photographs to illustrate points. It puts the reader on the lunar surface with the astronauts, sharing their observations, excitement, and frustrations. The book describes the challenging yet exhilarating lunar environment facing the Apollo astronauts, and reveals their courageous, sometimes creative and occasionally humorous adaptation to the field conditions on another planet. Recent interviews with the astronauts are included in which they recall their thoughts after more than 25 years of reflection.

First on the Moon

The Astronauts' Own Story

Author: Neil Armstrong

Publisher: Konecky & Konecky


Category: Science

Page: 448

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