The moon and its exploration

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Discusses the geological features, movement, and recent exploration of Earth"s closest neighbor.

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StatementNecia H. Apfel.
SeriesA First book
LC ClassificationsQB582 .A63
The Physical Object
Pagination72 p. :
Number of Pages72
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3781773M
ISBN 100531043851
LC Control Number81021877

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