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LUNA COGNITA

A COMPREHENSIVE OBSERVER’S HANDBOOK OF THE KNOWN MOON

9781493916634 ::  LUNA COGNITA
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9781493916634

Publisher:SPRINGER NATURE
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Pages:1651
Language:INGLES
P.V.P.: 74,99 € + 4% IVA = 77,99 €
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EN PREPARACION 2020

<P>THIS COMPREHENSIVE THREE-VOLUME SET TAKES YOU ON AN INCOMPARABLE JOURNEY OF OUR CLOSEST CELESTIAL NEIGHBOR. NOT SINCE THE GOLDEN AGE OF 19TH-CENTURY LUNAR GUIDEBOOKS HAS ONE AUTHOR MANAGED TO COVER THE MOON IN SUCH DETAIL AS THIS ALL-IN-ONE HANDBOOK. </P>THE HANDBOOK BEGINS WITH A SECTION ON THE MOON’S PLACE IN HUMAN HISTORY, MYTHOLOGY AND LORE, BEFORE GRAVITATING CLOSER TO THE MOON ITSELF THROUGH SCIENTIFIC SECTIONS ON THE EARTH-MOON SYSTEM, LUNAR MOTIONS AND CYCLES. FOLLOWING THESE ARE TECHNICAL CHAPTERS ON HOW TO PURCHASE, USE AND CARE FOR LUNAR OBSERVING AND PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT. TECHNIQUES FOR OBSERVING THE MOON (BOTH WITH THE NAKED EYE AND OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS) ARE DETAILED AS THE READER APPROACHES THE MOON’S SURFACE ON THIS VISUAL TOUR-DE-FORCE.<P></P><P>A CLOSE-UP EXPLORATION OF THE MOON IS THE RESULT. THE “CRATER-HOP” CHAPTERS DISCUSS THE PHYSICAL ASPECTS OF THE MOON’S FEATURES, OFFERING BRIEF BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON THE PERSON FOR WHOM THE FEATURE IS NAMED, AS WELL AS HOW EACH INDIVIDUAL WAS INVOLVED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENCE AND SELENOGRAPHY FROM ANCIENT TO MODERN TIMES.</P><P><I>LUNA COGNITA</I> GOES FAR BEYOND ANY RECENT WORK IN BOTH BREADTH AND DEPTH OF COVERAGE ON THE MOON.&NBSP;WRITTEN IN AN ACCESSIBLE, ENGAGING&NBSP;MANNER FOR READERS OF ALL BACKGROUNDS AND LEVELS OF EXPERTISE, THIS HANDBOOK IS THUS AN INVALUABLE RESOURCE FOR&NBSP;ANYBODY&NBSP;WHO LOOKS UP&NBSP;AT THE GLOWING SPHERE IN THE NIGHT SKY AND WANTS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE “KNOWN MOON.”&NBSP;</P>

FROM THE CONTENTS: THE MOON IN MAN’S HISTORY AND LORE.- THE EARTH–MOON SYSTEM.- GENERAL SELENOGRAPHIC INFORMATION.- LUNAR OBSERVING EQUIPMENT.- PHOTOGRAPHING THE MOON.- GENERAL OBSERVING TIPS, OBSERVING THE MOON WITH THE NAKED EYE, AND THROUGH BINOCULARS.- CRATER-HOPPING; OBSERVING THE MOON ON DAYS 1 AND 2.- CRATER-HOPPING; OBSERVING THE MOON ON DAY 3.- CRATER-HOPPING; OBSERVING THE MOON ON DAY 4.- CRATER-HOPPING; OBSERVING THE MOON ON DAY 5.- CRATER-HOPPING; OBSERVING THE MOON ON DAY 6.- CRATER-HOPPING; OBSERVING THE MOON ON DAY 7: FIRST QUARTER.- CRATER-HOPPING; OBSERVING THE MOON ON DAY 8.

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