Cover of The Earth’s Moon
Book 382 Astronomy 1988
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The Earth’s Moon

The Moon—our closest celestial neighbor and planetary partner, exciting new extraterrestrial frontier, and possible clue to many quesitons concerning the Solar system and Earth itself. Isaac Asimov examines the many facets and puzzles of our Moon, including its phases and eclipses, its early discoveries and modern exploration, and its possible origins and future prospects.

A much better science juvenile about Earth’s satellite than the earlier The Moon, this book has the usual virtues of the books in “Isaac Asimov’s Library of the Universe” (lots of illustrations and a nice combination of facts and speculation) together with the usual weakness (being a couple of decades behind the times). Despite its dated quality, it’s a good place to send a younger reader.

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