The Lunar World by Josiah Crampton

The Lunar World

byJosiah Crampton

Paperback | January 15, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1863. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IL Lunar Mountains--Search after the Picturesque--Geological Speculations--Qualifications for Lunar Travelling--Wanderings in the Mare Imhrium--Pico--The Apennines--Bay of Rainbows--Mountain Chains--Terrestrial Analogies--Impression produced by Lunar Scenery--Eratosthenes--Lunar Craters--Wall-surrounded Plains--Eadiating Craters. Among the most remarkable features of lunar scenery are her mountains. With these the moon is overspread; they occupy, indeed, not less than two-thirds of the entire disc which she presents to us. Of what nature her surface is composed upon the other hemisphere we can never know, as she presents always the same face to the earth; but from analogy we may fairly conclude it is not materially different. But not only are her mountains more numerous, in proportion to her size, than those of the earth, but they are much larger, rising to a much loftier elevation, composed, apparently, of a substance of a much harder texture than anything terrestrial, and exhibiting bolder and sharper outlines, and more tremendous precipices, some of which project and overhang each other in such a manner as to lead many to suppose that the rocks composing them are of a harder and more solid nature than wrought-iron. In these particulars, as well as in an extraordinary power of reflection-which some of them possess, and which illumines them occasionally as with a phosphoric light, they differ from terrestrial mountains. Of what the substance is of which they are composed, it is, however, of course, impossible to conjecture, except from the stratified appearance which is quite perceptible in some of the precipitous sides of the lunar craters, and which running horizontally, in a terrace-like conformation, has led some geologists to conjecture something s...

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Title:The Lunar WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217090389

ISBN - 13:9780217090384

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