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Many books have been written about man's attempt to land on the moon, but, for once, this new book [Exploration of the Moon] is an agreeable surprise, for Dr. Branley … has a refreshingly easy style and a gift for clear explanation. The standard of the work is quite elementary and begins with an account of the nature of the moon, including a very fair description of the controversy over its origin. Methods of exploring the moon with unmanned and manned probes are then discussed (with results up to the end of 1964), and the third part describes some of the plans for the future establishment of permanent bases on the moon. This is popular science writing at its best.

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"Books Received: 'Exploration of the Moon'," in The Times Literary Supplement (© Times Newspapers Ltd. (London) 1965; reproduced from The Times Literary Supplement by permission), No. 3312, August 19, 1965, p. 721.

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