Sun and Moon: A Story of Astronomy, Photography and Cartography
By Mark Holborn
A unique and thrilling pictorial history of astronomical exploration from the earliest prehistoric observatories to the latest satellite images. Published to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the first moon landing, Sun and Moon was produced in collaboration with the Royal Observatory Greenwich and the Royal Astronomical Society.
With spectacular images and an inspiring story imparting the excitement of discovery, Sun and Moon illustrates how the development of photography and cartography is linked indelibly to the charting of the heavens, from the first image on a glass plate to the Hubble Space Telescope.
Sun and Moon is the gift of the year for anyone who has ever gazed at the stars or looked through a telescope. A fascinating read too for anyone interested in the history of cartography or photography.
Format: Hardcover with dustjacket
Edition: 1st, 2019
Dimensions: H:29.2cm, W:30.8cm, D:3.8cm
Pages: 376 pp
Illustrations: 245 colour and B&W illustrations
ISBN-10: 0714876569; ISBN-13: 978-0714876566