The Moon: A History for the Future – Oliver Morton
The blurb on the back of this book includes the following excerpt from a review by the Sunday Times
“An out-of-this-world read . . . . brilliant and compelling. Morton is a high-octane British science journalist, and every chapter is littered with material that strikes, amazes or haunts.”
The timing is of course relevant and among the glut of programmes about the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission (many of which have been excellent) this book serves as a great adjunct. Morton explores the history and future of humankind’s relationship with the Moon. Its gentle light has spoken of love and loneliness; its battered surface of death and the cosmic. Poets and artists, scientists and spies, all have made use of it to their own ends.
Hardback. 336 pages.
16.5cm x 24.2cm x 3cm