I think the selling point for Michael Carabetta’s book ‘Seasons Of The Moon’ is more the photos than the text, mostly because I literally read it over night. In his introduction, Carabetta explains how mankind has always had a fascination with the Moon. Some people, like Native Americans, even more so.
There are 39 named types of the Moon. I knew a couple of them but surprised at so many. When you read here how Man has made use of the full Moon for harvesting and hunting, it’s hardly surprising why it’s revered so much.
Apart from tit-bits of knowledge, there are also quotes from various authors and poets who have used the Moon in their material. The photos should dispel the idea that its surface is indistinct. It all depends on how close it is to the Earth and in its full mode. Lest you think a lunar eclipse isn’t mentioned, you need to look at the Black Moon.
An odd little book but knowledgeable all the same.
(pub: Chronicle Books. 91 page illustrated small hardback. Price: £10.99 (UK), $14.95 (US). ISBN: 978-1-4521-7656-7)
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