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Luna Cognita free pdf Luna Cognita takes the readers on a journey of the Moon, from first learning about the Moon's place in mankind's history, mythology and lore, to gravitating closer to the Moon itself. Earth-Moon system, lunar motions and cycles are discussed, as well how to purchase, use and care for lunar observing 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. A close-up exploration of the Moon is the result, and "crater-hop" chapters discuss the physical aspects of the Moon's named features, offering brief biographical information on the person for whom the feature is named, as well as where these lunar honorees have been involved in the invention and improvements in the areas of optical and photographic equipment, as well as just about every other field of science and philosophy from ancient to modern times. Robert A. Garfinkle's Luna Cognita goes far beyond any recent work in breadth and depth of coverage on how to observe and study our closest celestial neighbor. Mysteries of the Moon are uncovered, and this handbook is an invaluable resource for all who look up at the glowing sphere in the night sky and want to learn more about the "Known Moon."

About Robert A. Garfinkle

Robert A. Garfinkle, FRAS is an internationally recognized independent scholar on the history of astronomy and is a highly regarded amateur astronomer. He has been a professional writer for over 31 years. In addition to his two published astronomy books, Garfinkle has published book reviews, articles and short stories. He is the author of the international best-selling astronomy book Star-Hopping: Your Visa to Viewing the Universe (CUP, 1994, 1997), a co-author of Advanced Skywatching (The Nature Company- Time-Life Books, 1997), and a contributing author to the Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers (Springer, 2007). Star-Hopping was the Alternate Selection for November 1995 of the Astronomy Book Club. Advanced Skywatching has been republished under different titles as well as having been translated into German and Spanish language editions. Reviews of Advanced Skywatching have praised the star-hopping section of the book, of which Garfinkle was the primary author. His astronomical writings have also appeared in Astronomy, Sky

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Author : Robert A. Garfinkle
Publisher : Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Data Published :
ISBN : 1493916637
EAN : 9781493916634
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 1651 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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