Friday, January 15, 2016

Stray Leaves from the Book of Nature (1859)

So this is a strange post for you all. Back there in the 1800s there were science philosophers.  I was struck by this passage written at the time about "A Trip to the Moon." Based in science but with a eye towards imagination and poetry. So imagine you have a telescope and a little science and want to expand people's ideas of what might be possible.

The whole book (because it is out of copyright) is online here:

So poetic but watch how he tries to bring you to the surface of the moon.

The most popular theory of where craters came from at the time was volcanic actions

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