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For all things lunar,
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This review is from: The Book of the Moon (Hardcover)
I was given The Book of the Moon by my father who told me it would inspire, entertain and enlighten me. He was absolutely right. I especially loved the chapter on Gods and Myths which is full of wonderful vignettes like that of Huitaca the goddess of pleasure and drunkenness for the South American Chibicha people. Apparently she was thrown into the sky by her steadfast, sober and hardworking husband, Bochica, where she became the moon. (With a husband like that she was probably jolly glad to get away.)
Then there are the multitude of facts. I didn't know, for example, that the moon's distance from the earth varies. Or that the surface of the moon changes so slowly that Neil Armstrong's footprint will be visible in thousands of years and that equipment left there will last for millions of years. Then there's the bit on astral projection ...
I loved this book and recommend it to anyone who's ever gazed at the moon - which, I expect, is just about everyone