Our Moon: New Discoveries about Earth's Closest Companion
by Elaine Scott
No one has set foot on the moon since 1972, but that doesn't mean that the moon is no longer worthy of study. It still has much to tell us as recent space probes have revealed: the presence of water and a very thin atmosphere. Additionally, prebiotic material in lunar dust may have jumpstarted life here on Earth.
In Scott's well-written narrative, she explains how the moon was mapped, retells the exciting mission when humans first walked on it, the value of studying the moon rocks collected, and the challenges of establishing a permanent moon colony. With fascinating photographs and interesting facts (plus glossary, index, and list of resources), this is a wondrous book sure to have kids dreaming of a trip to the moon.