Secrets of the Moon reveals a Moon that is often different from the one we think we know. We typically underestimate its importance in our lives. Very few things are linked to such a wide and diverse net of concepts and beliefs. No matter what those beliefs are, the Moon plays a role in shoring up our reality. Learning about the Moon is a chance to learn about ourselves and our world from an unbiased point of view, and that is Moon's biggest secret of all. The book is divided into sixty short sections, which are grouped into thirteen chapters and five parts. Each section tells a different story about the Moon and usually address one of two key questions: How did the Moon become so subtly influential in our lives and more importantly why is the Moon so essential to all life of Earth. Together, they've form a collection of afterthoughts that will give us pause the next time we look up at the Moon. Perhaps we'll see it differently. Perhaps we'll see ourselves differently. Ultimately that is up to the reader. Secrets of the Moon will only challenge those ideas that we are ready to face. Ultimately, the Moon you see is the one you choose to see, but if you are looking to ground a personal philosophy into something you can find nearly every night of the year, Secrets of the Moon might help.
WINNER Nonfiction: Creative Science 2023 International Book Awards
An unprecedented visual biography of the iconic pioneer of modern physics, with signed photographs, letters, manuscripts and more
A one-of-a-kind, hard-cover, 4.4 pound book with rarely-seen photos of Albert Einstein as well as of beautifully preserved letters, manuscripts, journals, and even equations written in Einstein's hand. Extraordinary among Einstein biographies, the book presents the holdings of an unparalleled private collection of Einstein memorabilia and helps place in historical context his ideas about time, gravity, quantum theory, and cosmology. With annotations and commentary by the collection owner, by a world-class rare book dealer, and by eminent physicist Hanoch Gutfreund of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, this book is fascinating reading for people interested in scientist biographies. It's also an exquisite photo research opportunity for scholars of the history and philosophy of physics.