Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Moonbats and Penny Papers: The Sun and the Moon by Matthew Goodman - James Enge

"This is a strange book about a strange event in a strange time. In the summer of 1835, the first successful penny paper in New York published a series of articles documenting an extraordinary series of discoveries by the most famous astronomer in the world, John Herschel (son of the even-more-famous William Herschel). With the aid of a new optical technology and the pristinely clear skies over the Cape of Good Hope, Herschel had discovered life and, indeed, civilization on the moon."

3.5 out of 5

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