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mensax
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posted 01-21-2003 07:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mensax   Click Here to Email mensax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Exploring the Moon, by David Harland, is one of my favorite space books.

mark plas
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posted 01-21-2003 08:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mark plas   Click Here to Email mark plas     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Exploring the Moon is one of my favorite too!

I had the chance to meet Mr. Harland in the summer of 2000 on the afternoon before the John Young lecture in Scotland. I was as I always do checking out bookstores for new books about space flight. Next to me was a man only checking out Exploring the Moon and then took the copies to the desk where he signed them.

So I was like that's David Harland!!

But the only problem was that my copy was in my hotel room waiting for John Young to sign in the evening, which of course he didn't.

In the evening waiting for the lecture to begin I saw Mr. Harland and this time I had my copy with me and he signed it and he was like how the hell did you know I was the writer, so I told him and had a few laughs.

Another great book from that same science series is The Earth in Context also by David Harland.

Mark

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posted 09-08-2007 01:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The second edition of Exploring The Moon is to be released by Springer. This seems to be the Amazon.com link (although it does not specify which edition it refers to).

Chris.

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posted 09-08-2007 08:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mensax:
Exploring the Moon, by David Harland, is one of my favorite space books.
According to David Harland:
The second edition will be in a larger format - the page will be 11 inches tall by 8.5 inches wide, and the full-page pans will fill this area apart from a white strap for the two-line caption. The text will be the same, with errors fixed, but will be in two-column format. The final chapter has been brought up to date. But the main reason for issuing a second edition is that I have rebuilt all the pans using the new high-res scans that were recently made by NASA. Overall, therefore, the new edition will have a completely different look and feel from the original.
And the amazon.com link indeed refers to the second edition according to David.

Chris.

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posted 09-08-2007 08:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mark plas:
Exploring the Moon is one of my favorite too!
Mark, David Harland asked me to post the following for you:
I remember the occasion of signing Mark's book well. It mightily amused David Woods, who was standing beside me incognito, and who has now written his own book and is looking forward to the prospect of being asked to make a scribble one day.
Chris.

mark plas
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posted 09-08-2007 09:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mark plas   Click Here to Email mark plas     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Chris.

Great to hear Mr. Harland still remembers signing my book can't believe it's been seven years.

Exploring the moon is still one of my favorite books together with A Man On The Moon. Really looking forward to the second edition.

Mark

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posted 09-08-2007 09:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for robsouth     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Exploring the Moon", good book.

cspg
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posted 09-27-2007 09:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cspg:
This seems to be the Amazon.com link (although it does not specify which edition it refers to).
This amazon link refers to the second edition. For a picture of the book's cover, you can turn to David Harland's homepage.

Chris.

heng44
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posted 02-28-2008 12:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yesterday I received David Harland's book 'Exploring the Moon - The Apollo Expeditions' (second edition) from Amazon and I must say it is a 100% improvement over the first edition. This is "the director's cut" of this book and if you have the first edition I would advise you to buy this new version immediately. It is a large-size book and most illustrations are full page now.

I have seen all of the Apollo lunar surface photos many times, but still I have been leafing through the book with pleasure. And I haven't even mentioned the text yet. I know from the first edition that David's description of the lunar surface activities is accurate and complete, so I can't wait to re-read the book.

The only negative point is that this should have been a hardcover book.

Well done DMH!

Ed Hengeveld

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