Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Book A Day 'Til Halloween #11... In honor of today's full moon...

...because there's no full moon like an autumnal full moon <3 Check out this amazing book of photos of the moon's surface:

No title necessary--the photo says it all!
To quote John Lawson from the Fairfax County Library in Virginia (from his review for School Library Journal), "A San Francisco artist and photographer has pulled together 129 stunning, black-and-white and color photographs from 32,000 previously unavailable pictures of the Apollo missions. He has lovingly put them together to form one continuous moon voyage. The photos, mostly taken by astronauts, show fiery, explosive liftoffs; gorgeous, striking earthscapes; astronauts floating by their single umbilical cords in space; hauntingly beautiful moon shots; and many alternate shots recognizably from the first moon landing. An essay and a section explaining when, where, and by whom all the photos were shot are included." 

Wow. Just, wow. Don't forget to make a wish on tonight's full moon! (And enter my GIVEAWAY!)


  1. I find it hard to get my head round how close the moon is in that picture :-)

  2. I know, right? And some of the photos in the book are as scary as they are beautiful... like the space walk... yikes!