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Still as bright : an illuminating history of the moon, from antiquity to tomorrow  Cover Image Book Book

Still as bright : an illuminating history of the moon, from antiquity to tomorrow / Christopher Cokinos.


"In this luminous narrative, the story of the Moon traverses time and space, rendering a range of human experiences--from the beliefs of ancient cultures to the science of Galileo's telescopic discoveries, from the obsessions of colorful 19th-century 'selenographers' to the astronauts of Apollo and now, Artemis. Still as Bright also traces Christopher Cokino's own lunar pilgrimage. With his backyard telescope, he explores the surface of the Moon, while rooted in places both domestic and wild, and discovers feelings of solace, love, and wonder amidst loss and change. Steeped in rigorous cultural and scientific history, Still as Bright is a thoughtful, deeply moving natural history. Cokinos takes readers on a lyrical journey that spans the human understanding of our closest celestial neighbor, whose multi-faceted appeal has worked on witches, scientists, poets, engineers, and even billionaires. Still as Bright is a must-read for anyone who has ever looked up into the night sky in awe and wonder. Readers will never look at the Moon the same way again"-- Book jacket.

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  • ISBN: 9781639365692
  • ISBN: 1639365699
  • Physical Description: xxv, 421 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Pegasus Books, 2024.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-403) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The invention of time -- "There be wonderfull vertues of places..." -- Mirror -- Collimation -- By any other name -- The gardens of Eratosthenes -- "A corpse in Night's highway..." -- Wide-shining -- Transient -- A meaning -- Essentially gray -- Grandeur -- The empty house.
Subject: Lunar geography.
Human beings > Effect of the moon on.
Moon > Popular works.
Moon > History > Popular works.
Moon > Social aspects > Popular works.
Moon > Philosophy > Popular works.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 523.3 COKINOS 2024 (Text) 0001012544828 Nonfiction New Available -

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