This is the best introduction to the moon that I've encountered. Dr. Spudis clearly addresses the varies areas of lunar exploration--both past and future--and the findings of these visits. While addressing the issues of lunar geology (basin formation, cratering, volcanism, and regolith formation), he keeps the language non-technical and even enjoyable to read. While other introductions fail (in my mind) by being too brief, this volume 'does it all'. I have been very pleased with this book and highly recommend it as the only quality introductory text on the moon.