Across the airless wilds : the Lunar Rover and the triumph of the final moon landings
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New York, NY : Custom House, [2021].
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Shirlington - Adult Nonfiction
629.454 SWIFT
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Published
New York, NY : Custom House, [2021].
Format
Book
Physical Desc
372 pages, 16 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Language
English
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40030636084

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"In this follow-up to the acclaimed New York Times bestseller Chesapeake Requiem, Earl Swift rediscovers the final three Apollo Moon landings, arguing that these overlooked missions--distinguished by the use of the revolutionary Lunar Roving Vehicle--were the pinnacle of human exploration"--,Provided by publisher.
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December 12, 1972. Apollo 17 astronauts Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt had flown nearly a quarter-million miles to the man in the moon's left eye, landed, and then driven five miles in to a desolate, boulder-strewn landscape. As they gathered samples, they strode at the outermost edge of mankind's travels. A few feet away sat the machine that made the achievement possible: an electric go-cart that folded like a business letter, weighed less than eighty pounds in the moon's reduced gravity, and muscled its way up mountains, around craters, and over undulating plains on America's last three ventures to the lunar surface. Swift puts reader s alongside the men who dreamed of driving on the moon and designed and built the vehicle, troubleshot its flaws, and drove it on the moon's surface. -- adapted from jacket

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Swift, E. (2021). Across the airless wilds: the Lunar Rover and the triumph of the final moon landings (First edition.). Custom House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Swift, Earl, 1958-. 2021. Across the Airless Wilds: The Lunar Rover and the Triumph of the Final Moon Landings. Custom House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Swift, Earl, 1958-. Across the Airless Wilds: The Lunar Rover and the Triumph of the Final Moon Landings Custom House, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Swift, Earl. Across the Airless Wilds: The Lunar Rover and the Triumph of the Final Moon Landings First edition., Custom House, 2021.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

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