For all of human history, the Moon has captured the the world’s imagination. In this tribute volume, Wildsam explores the shared wonder of our celestial neighbor via archival storytelling, astronomical insight, essays, interviews and more.
"In beholding the mirror of the moon, we are seeing an echo of the sunlight that was cast many years ago—light-years—and which falls down upon us, the echo of an echo, encasing us as if in amber."
STORIES, INTEL AND LORE, INCLUDING:
The History of Rocket Technology
Apollo Astronauts of Renown
A Short History of Lunar Photography
Presidential Aspirations and the Space Race
The Moon in Literature, Music and Film
Theologians and the Heavens
Poetry of the Moon
Personal Memories of Apollo 11
An Interview with Mission Control
Conspiracy Theorists and Moon Legends
A FIELD GUIDE TO THE MOON
In compiling this robust and soulful compendium of the Moon, Wildsam joined with NASA astronauts, astrophysicists, journalists, test pilots, naturalists, poets, filmmakers, photographers, novelists, astrologers, eclipse chasers, newsmen, artists and everyday admirers of the night sky.