Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside The New Moon
eBook forthcoming

The New Moon
Water, Exploration, and Future Habitation

$39.99 (G)

  • Date Published: September 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521762243

$ 39.99 (G)

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:

Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact providing details of the course you are teaching.

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • Explore Earth's closest neighbor, the Moon, in this fascinating and timely book and discover what we should expect from this seemingly familiar but strange, new frontier. What startling discoveries are being uncovered on the Moon? What will these tell us about our place in the Universe? How can exploring the Moon benefit development on Earth? Discover the role of the Moon in Earth's past and present; read about the lunar environment and how it could be made more habitable for humans; consider whether continued exploration of the Moon is justified; and view rare Apollo-era photos and film stills. This is a complete story of the human lunar experience, presenting many interesting but little-known and significant events in lunar science for the first time. It will appeal to anyone wanting to know more about the stunning discoveries being uncovered on the Moon.

    • A complete story of the human lunar experience, presenting many facts about the Moon for the first time
    • Answers many fascinating questions about the lunar environment, how it could be made habitable for humans and whether continued exploration of the Moon is justified
    • Presents recent advances in our understanding of the nature of water on the Moon, along with little-known facts from the space race
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    "Crotts mines lunar research and its implications for human colonization in staggering, often deeply engaging, detail."

    Customer reviews

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2014
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521762243
    • length: 522 pages
    • dimensions: 260 x 185 x 28 mm
    • weight: 1.24kg
    • contains: 90 b/w illus. 3 tables 5 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The importance of the Moon
    2. First steps
    3. Moon/Mars
    4. An international flotilla
    5. Moon rise from the ashes
    6. Moons past
    7. The pull of the far side
    8. False seas, real seas
    9. Inconstant Moon
    10. Moonlighting
    11. Lunar living room
    12. Lunar power
    13. Stepping stone
    14. Return to Earth

  • Author

    Arlin Crotts, Columbia University, New York
    Arlin Crotts is Professor of Astronomy at Columbia University and has won numerous awards for his work. Having observed objects as distant as ten billion light years and as close as the Moon, he finds the problems of lunar science particularly intriguing.

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×
warning icon

Turn stock notifications on?

You must be signed in to your Cambridge account to turn product stock notifications on or off.

Sign in Create a Cambridge account arrow icon

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.