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Moon [Hardcover]

Stewart Ross
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Book Description

7 May 2009
The Moon is the only natural satellite of the Earth. It is the second brightest object in the sky after the Sun. Since prehistoric times, the Moon has been an object of fascination, awe and even worship for many peoples worldwide. Called Luna by the Romans, Selene and Artemis by the Greeks, and many other names in other mythologies, it has always been a romantic icon; even after man had walked on the moon it retained its romantic appeal. The Moon can be looked at from many angles; historically, as an object of worship; traditionally, as one of the first objects for scientific research in the solar system; artistically, the Moon features in paintings (Rousseau, Chagall etc) books (Moonfleet, the Moonspinners, The Moon's a Balloon etc) films (Moonstruck, Moonraker, Moonlighting etc) endless music (from Moonlight sonata and Clair de Lune to Bad Moon Rising and Moon River); and finally scientifically, an exploration of the historic journey to the Moon and back in 1969.

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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (7 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199116911
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199116911
  • Product Dimensions: 27.8 x 22.2 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 259,039 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Prize-winning author Stewart Ross writes fiction and non-fiction for children and adults. He has some 250 published titles to his name and his work has been translated into more than 18 languages. When not writing, he runs creative and professional writing workshops at all levels in the UK and elsewhere. In rare leisure time her enjoys reading, travel, food & wine, sport, theatre & music. www.stewartross.com

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Ross has the balance between education and entertainment just right. I can see this being a favourite book for many years. What a delight! (Laura Taylor, Armadillo Online )

very handsomely produced . . . a keepsake book (Magda Healey, BookBag )

[a] fascinating and unusual book . . . which stimulates sharing and discussion. (Pat Thomson, Carousel ) --This text refers to the Perfect Paperback edition.

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Exploration of the Moon through history, art, music, and science. --This text refers to the Perfect Paperback edition.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars moon 8 April 2010
Format:Hardcover
This is an amazing book. Full of facts, myths and stories about the moon. Suitable for adults and children, the text is well written and makes each section a fascinating journey into the unknown. The illustrations and photographs bring the book to life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Moon 5 Jan 2011
Format:Hardcover
Fantastic book for adults and children alike, to share or read on your own. Beautiful pictures and descriptions definately one to keep
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book 16 Nov 2011
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Format:Hardcover
Well impressed although personally I would have prefered more Zen, poetry, menstrual cycle, tides, nature stuff and less space travel. But still a great book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Super! 15 Aug 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Excellent - great book , tells you everything you need to know . From poetry, songs, stories about the moon to facts and figures!
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