The Resource Exploring the Moon : The Apollo Expeditions, by David M. Harland, (electronic resource)

Exploring the Moon : The Apollo Expeditions, by David M. Harland, (electronic resource)

Label
Exploring the Moon : The Apollo Expeditions
Title
Exploring the Moon
Title remainder
The Apollo Expeditions
Statement of responsibility
by David M. Harland
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
David Harland opens with a review of the robotic probes, namely the Rangers which returned television before crashing into the Moon, the Surveyors which 'soft landed' in order to investigate the nature of the surface, and the Lunar Orbiters which mapped prospective Apollo landing sites. He then outlines the historic landing by Apollo 11 in terms of what was discovered, and how over the next several missions the program was progressively geared up to enable the final three missions each to spend three days on comprehensive geological investigations. He concludes with a review of the robotic spacecraft that made remote-sensing observations of the Moon. Although aimed at the enthusiast, and can be read as an adventure in exploration, the book develops the scientific theme of lunar geology, and therefore will be of use as background reading for undergraduate students of planetary sciences. In addition, with the prospect of a resumption of human missions, it will help journalists understand what Apollo achieved after the 'flags and footprints' of the Apollo 11 landing in July1969 and will commemorate the fortieth anniversary of that momentous event. Highlighted as a "Commemorative Edition" on the cover, this second edition has a new foreword by one of the original astronauts and a short extra section at the end previewing the prospect of a renewal of human exploration of the Moon. It will include new extra high quality graphics which are only now available and 32 pages of colour illustrations. From the reviews of the first edition - "A detailed guide to what the astronauts did during their stays on the lunar surface. Walk(s) the reader through the prospecting excursions and then incorporate(s) decades of subsequent analysis to put the explorations of dust, rocks, craters, and rilles into geologic context." SKY & TELESCOPE "EXPLORING THE MOON is very well illustrated...All aficionados of the Apollo program will find much to appreciate in [this book]. "...this is an interesting account of one of the most extraordinary decades in history...a very different book. David Harland probably knows more about the nuts and bolts of the Russian and American space programs than any other author and it shows.”LUNAR & PLANETARY INFORMATION BULLETIN
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Harland, David M
Dewey number
  • 523.3
  • 629.4540973
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Language note
English
LC call number
QB1-991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Space Exploration
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  • Astronomy
  • Astronautics
  • Astrophysics
  • Planetology
  • History
  • Popular Science in Astronomy
  • Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
  • Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
  • Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
  • Planetology
  • History of Science
Label
Exploring the Moon : The Apollo Expeditions, by David M. Harland, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Two columns to the page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
List of illustrations -- List of tables -- List of acronyms -- Foreword by Harrison Schmitt -- Author’s Preface -- Acknowledgements -- The Apollo challenge -- The robots -- Magnificent desolation -- ‘Pin-point’ target -- Knowledge from the Moon -- The wonder of the unknown at Hadley-Apennine -- Surprise at Descartes-Cayley -- The beautiful valley of Taurus-Littrow -- Luna revival -- Apollo in context -- Spaceflight log -- Lunar landing sites -- Apollo missions, facts and figures -- Apollo lunar samples -- Chronological bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second Edition.
Extent
1 online resource (451 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786611401221
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-387-74641-8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000412654
  • (EBL)364492
  • (OCoLC)233971448
  • (SSID)ssj0000296007
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11236245
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000296007
  • (PQKBWorkID)10319284
  • (PQKB)11317461
  • (DE-He213)978-0-387-74641-8
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC364492
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000412654
Label
Exploring the Moon : The Apollo Expeditions, by David M. Harland, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Two columns to the page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
List of illustrations -- List of tables -- List of acronyms -- Foreword by Harrison Schmitt -- Author’s Preface -- Acknowledgements -- The Apollo challenge -- The robots -- Magnificent desolation -- ‘Pin-point’ target -- Knowledge from the Moon -- The wonder of the unknown at Hadley-Apennine -- Surprise at Descartes-Cayley -- The beautiful valley of Taurus-Littrow -- Luna revival -- Apollo in context -- Spaceflight log -- Lunar landing sites -- Apollo missions, facts and figures -- Apollo lunar samples -- Chronological bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second Edition.
Extent
1 online resource (451 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786611401221
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-387-74641-8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000412654
  • (EBL)364492
  • (OCoLC)233971448
  • (SSID)ssj0000296007
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11236245
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000296007
  • (PQKBWorkID)10319284
  • (PQKB)11317461
  • (DE-He213)978-0-387-74641-8
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC364492
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000412654

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