© 1966

An Introduction to the Study of the Moon


Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Motion of the Moon and Dynamics of the Earth-Moon System

  3. Internal Constitution of the Lunar Globe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-72
    2. Zdeněk Kopal
      Pages 73-86
    3. Zdeněk Kopal
      Pages 87-105
    4. Zdeněk Kopal
      Pages 106-128
    5. Zdeněk Kopal
      Pages 129-146
    6. Zdeněk Kopal
      Pages 147-153
    7. Zdeněk Kopal
      Pages 154-160
  4. Topography of the Moon

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-167
    2. Zdeněk Kopal
      Pages 207-239

About this book


After several decades spent in astronomical semi-obscurity, the Moon has of late suddenly emerged as an object of considerable interest to students of astronomy as well as of other branches of natural science and technology; and the reasons for this are indeed of historical significance. For the Moon has now been destined to be the first celestial body outside the confines of our own planet to be reconnoitered at a close range by means of spacecraft built and sent out by human hand for this purpose. At the time of writing, not less than ten such spacecraft of American as well as Rus­ sian origin landed already on different parts of the lunar surface; and some of these provided remarkable records of its detail structure to a spatial resolution increased thousandfold over that attained so far from our ground-based facilities. A renewed interest in our satellite, stemming from this source, on the part of the students of many branches of science and technology has also underlined the need for presenting the gist of our present knowledge in this field in the form that could serve as an introduction to the study of the Moon not only for astronomers, but also for serious students from other branches of science or technology.



Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AstronomyUniversity of ManchesterUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title An Introduction to the Study of the Moon
  • Authors Zdenek Kopal
  • Series Title Astrophysics and Space Science Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1966
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-0123-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-011-7547-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-7545-6
  • Series ISSN 0067-0057
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 464
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 141 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Astrophysics and Astroparticles
    Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
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