"Last Man on the Moon" & "Lost Moon"... May 6, 2012 21:36:01 GMT -6
Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on May 6, 2012 21:36:01 GMT -6
Two "New" books for the Chicago Astronomer Library
I'm not one to follow the herd and rush to buy the hot space/astro book out...but rather wait until they find me.
At a recent vist to a used book shop, they have a good astro selection section - I could easily drop a c-note. But I try to limit myself to a couple at most per visit. I filtered through a bunch and settled on these two for now. It wasn't easy, but I use a app on my Smartphone to scan the barcode and read a bit about the book I'm interested in and especially the reviews. Readers liked these two sections and I got them for cheap.
"Last Man on the Moon" - I am interested in Cernan's account of his experiences and from what I head about the reviews, it's one of the best in terms of what it was like to fly the mission.
"Lost Moon" - We have all seen the movie and know of the incident aboard Apollo 13. But here we have an insight from the Capt himself and Lovell's own thoughts of what happened.
Don't know when I'll have the time to get through both of these, but a review when I do.