Author(s): Piers Bizony
Working with NASA’s archives of Hasselblad images, aerospace author Piers Bizony presents the ultimate must-have large-format book, Moonshots. The Apollo voyages form the centerpiece of the book, but equally fabulous images from precursor Gemini missions are also featured, along with pictures taken by Space Shuttle crews, and during construction of the International Space Station.
The extraordinary photographs taken by astronauts during NASA's first fifty years were captured almost exclusively on Hasselblad cameras. Many of these images have been reproduced, but there’s one element that has seldom been exploited: the sheer size and resolution of the film frames.
Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the USA’s first human voyage to the moon, this incredible collection is a must have for any space enthusiast.
PIERS BIZONY's book Atom, the dramatic story of the rivalries and passions behind the discovery of quantum physics, was a tie-in for a BBC TV series. An earlier book,The Rivers of Mars, a critically acclaimed analysis of the life on Mars debate, was shortlisted for the NASA/Eugene M. Emme Award for Astronautical Writing, while Invisible Worldsexplored the strange borderland where twenty-first century science meets art. He now serves as a member of an Editorial Advisory Board overseeing the quality of science and technology publications linked to the BBC brand and is a regular contributor to Engineering and Technology (E&T)magazine, Flipside, Focus, and New Scientist.