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by David M. Harland

eBook Exploring the Moon: The Apollo Expeditions (Springer-Praxis Series in Space Science and Technology) download ISBN: 1852330996
Author: David M. Harland
Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (May 14, 1999)
Language: English
Pages: 411
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Category: Engineering
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David Harland’s book is an honourable addition to the ranks.

David Harland’s book is an honourable addition to the ranks.

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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.

book by David M. Harland. Having written on the space shuttle and the Russian space station Mir, David Harland now ventures further back into the history of space exploration with this book. While most books focus on the technology that got America to the moon, few jave focused on the subsequent excursions of the spacesuit-clad astronauts on the lunar surface.

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He then outlines the historic landing by Apollo 11 and the final three missions of comprehensive geological investigations

If you have ever asked yourself What did the astronauts do on the lunar surface? What did they say while they were there? What did they photograph? How did their discoveries alter our understanding of lunar geology? Will we ever go back to the moon? If so, Exploring the Moon is the book for you. This unique insight into the three Apollo missions (15, 16 and 17) answers all these questions and much more. Using the actual transcripts of what the astronauts said to each other whilst carrying out their duties, and numerous photographs taken at each step of the exploration, this book provides a graphic illustration of what can arguably be described as Mankinds greatest feat of exploration.
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"Exploring the Moon" is a detailed review of the moon walks, especially (nearly 3/4 of the book) of the "J" missions of Apollo 15, 16, and 17. The book has detailed descriptions of the roving on the moon, the work done there and a fair amount about the geological discoveries. For those who spent hours glued to the TV watching these treks of discovery, this book takes you back and gives you new insights. The book also has hundreds of photos from the moon walks, although they are reproduced as tiny images. About the only criticism that I have is that the images are way too small and the book is available only in paperback. One hopes that a large format hardcover edition of this will be released, showing the photos in their full glory. For anybody interested in the actual moonwalks, this is the book to buy!
David Harland wrote an informative and exciting book that covers the most neglected aspect of the Apollo missions: field geology! The reason men were sent to the Moon was to understand how the Moon formed and what it was like. I've only flipped through this book for about 5 minutes and I can't take my eyes away! The STUNNING illustrations and vivid details of the astronaut's activities and discoveries are breathtaking! This is an essential addition to any Apollo obsessed fanatic's library!
'Exploring the Moon'takes you on a unique scientific journey as told through the men who first(and possibly the only ones ever)left their footprints on the Moon's surface.This book is not for the casual reader,but rather a detailed geological history of it's rock morphology and surface features.Each Apollo mission carries a narrative of hour by hour decisions,discoveries,and analyses of both NASA ground officials and each Apollo lunar astronauts.The text is a well written series of chronological events with a heavy emphasis on the geological study of the lunar landscape.The massive inclusion of official NASA photos of each mission(most taken by the Apollo crew members during the missions)is a historical treasure trove by itself!WOW!As an avid student of all things geology,I recommend this edition to anyone interested in space exploration and our closest celestial neighbor.We have liftoff
This is the only book you need about the Apollo missions. It explains where and why certain areas were picked. The different missions and materials used. This is it. Read it. Read it again, and use it for reference.
Wouldn't let me give 3 & 1/2 stars.A great book if you want a lot of technical information on moon rocks.While there are some good pics they are 99% black & white.It does give some excellent backstories on the moonwalkers,but somehow falls short. I read this after reading Spaceshots & Snapshots of Projects Mercury & Gemini and Exploring does not come close to this fine book.
In the last decade no one has been more productive than British writer David M. Harland at turning out histories of spaceflight written for a popular audience. All have similar features, a mastery of the secondary literature, especially that available through the NASA History Series, a digestion of a wealth of scientific and technical information, and an engaging writing style that focuses on narrative rather than analysis. "Exploring the Moon: The Apollo Expeditions" is very much in sync with Harland's earlier works and serves as a useful introduction to the subject. Not a scholarly work--there are no footnotes--but it does have an extensive bibliography. His emphasis in this book is on the work of the six crews of astronauts that landed on the Moon, although there is an opening chapter on the robotic precursors and concluding chapters on Apollo in context and exploration of the Moon in the 1990s.

The heart of this book are the six chapters dealing with the lunar surface activities of Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17. Harland expends the majority of the books space on the last three of this, and appropriately so because they represented the most significant scientific return of the program. NASA took a building block approach to exploration, something that seems obviously rational now but was not so well accepted at the time, with time on the surface and complexity of the mission advancing with every flight. The last three missions, of course, were extraordinary in collecting superb scientific data about the Moon, its origins, and the evolution of the solar system. Collectively, experiments carried out as a result of Apollo yielded more than 10,000 scientific papers and a major reinterpretation of the origins and evolution of the Moon.

"Exploring the Moon: The Apollo Expeditions" is a solid discussion, if uninspired history of lunar surface activity. Readers should read it in conjunction with two other major sources. The first is NASA's official history of the Apollo lunar surface activities entitled "Where No Man Has Gone Before: A History of Apollo Lunar Exploration Missions," by W. David Compton (Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration SP-4214, 1989). Is conveniently available on-line for those who do not need a physical copy at [...] Second, anyone who hopes to understand these missions must read the "Apollo Lunar Surface Journal," the brainchild of Eric Jones. Jones has placed on-line more detailed information about the astronauts on the lunar surface than anyone previously. This is available for all to review at [...]