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The Resource Moon : a brief history, Bernd Brunner

Moon : a brief history, Bernd Brunner

Label
Moon : a brief history
Title
Moon
Title remainder
a brief history
Statement of responsibility
Bernd Brunner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Using werewolves and Wernher von Braun, Stonehenge and the sex lives of sea corals, aboriginal myths, and an Anglican bishop in this new book, the author weaves variegated information into a glimpse of Earth's closest celestial neighbor, whose mere presence inspires us to wonder what might be out there. Going beyond the discoveries of contemporary science, he presents a cultural assessment of our complex relationship with Earth's lifeless, rocky satellite. As well as offering an engaging perspective on such age old questions as "What would Earth be like without the moon?" he surveys the moon's mythical and religious significance and provokes existential soul searching through a lunar lens, inquiring, "Forty years ago, the first man put his footprint on the moon. Will we continue to use it as the screen onto which we cast our hopes and fears?" Drawing on materials from different cultures and epochs, he walks readers down a moonlit path illuminated by more than seventy-five vintage photographs and illustrations. From scientific discussions of the moon's origins and its chronobiological effects on the mating and feeding habits of animals to an illuminating interpretation of Bishop Francis Godwin's 1638 novel The Man in the Moone, his interdisciplinary explorations recast a familiar object in an original light
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brunner, Bernd
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moon
  • Moon
  • Moon
  • Moon
  • HISTORY
  • Mythology
  • Religious aspects of war
  • Moon
Label
Moon : a brief history, Bernd Brunner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-274) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gazing at the moon -- Moon of the mind -- Charting the moonscape -- Pale sun of the night -- Encounters of a lunar kind -- Lunar passion in Paris -- Accounts of genesis -- A riddled surface -- Lunar choreography -- Esoteric practices -- Spurious correspondences -- Visions of the moon -- Before and after Apollo
Control code
ocn808346517
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 290 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300168709
Lccn
2010015126
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.12987/9780300168709
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt110x6n
  • 427a0288-7989-4456-8faa-a2d7ff6d1563
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808346517
Label
Moon : a brief history, Bernd Brunner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-274) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gazing at the moon -- Moon of the mind -- Charting the moonscape -- Pale sun of the night -- Encounters of a lunar kind -- Lunar passion in Paris -- Accounts of genesis -- A riddled surface -- Lunar choreography -- Esoteric practices -- Spurious correspondences -- Visions of the moon -- Before and after Apollo
Control code
ocn808346517
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 290 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300168709
Lccn
2010015126
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.12987/9780300168709
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt110x6n
  • 427a0288-7989-4456-8faa-a2d7ff6d1563
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808346517

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