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Barcode31662001752682
LocationWinamac
TitleOur moon : how Earth's celestial companion transformed the planet, guided evolution, and made us who we are / Rebecca Boyle. First edition. Ed
AuthorBoyle, Rebecca (Rebecca B.), author.
Call No523.3 BOY
CollectionAdult 500-599
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International Standard Book Number 9780593129722 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 0593129725 (hardcover)
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 523.3
Personal Name Boyle, Rebecca (Rebecca B.), author.
Title Statement Our moon : how Earth's celestial companion transformed the planet, guided evolution, and made us who we are / Rebecca Boyle.
Varying Form of Title How Earth's celestial companion transformed the planet, guided evolution, and made us who we are.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Random House, [2024]
Physical Description xviii, 313 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits, photographs ; 25 cm.
Content Type text txt rdacontent.
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia.
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-292) and index.
Formatted Contents Note How the moon was made -- A world apart The creation -- The biographer of Earth -- How the moon made us -- The moon and the origin of species -- The beginning of time -- Early civilization and the compass of time -- The ornament of the sky -- The voyage of discovery begins with the moon -- How we made the moon -- The moon in our eyes -- Journeys of the mind -- The Eagle and the reliquary -- Our eighth continent.
Summary, Etc. "Far from being a lifeless ornament in the sky, the Moon holds the answers to some of science's central questions. Silent, dry, and barren, Earth's 4.34-billion-year-old companion is essential to life on earth. Its gravity stabilized the Earth's orbit, and, as it once guided evolution, its tide stirring up nutrients that fostered complex life, it now influences everything from animal migrations and reproduction to the movements of plants' leaves. More than 30,000 years before humans invented writing, they used the Moon's waxing and waning to track the passage of time, and, in a tectonic shift for human consciousness, used it to plan for the future. Unsurprisingly, the Moon was a primary feature of the first religions, written language, and philosophy. But our relationship to the Moon became more concrete when Apollo astronauts landed on it in 1969 in a moment of scientific and political triumph. And both engineering and politics promise to shape our relationship with it in the near future. Scientists advocate for a return to the moon to do research; governments and billionaires want to return to turn a profit from its mineral resources. Who gets to decide how we use a celestial body that, Boyle argues, belongs to everyone and no one? How can we learn to protect this beautiful, spectral thing that we all share?"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Ethnology.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term History of science thema.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Moon History Popular works.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Moon Philosophy Popular works.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Moon Popular works.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Moon Religious aspects Popular works.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Moon Social aspects Popular works.
Index Term-Genre/Form Informational works. lcgft.
Location 523.3 BOY 31662001752682

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