Written by the Royal Observatory’s leading astronomers and moon experts, this landmark work explores man’s fascination with our only natural satellite. Learn how we started to observe the Moon, how we used it to mark time and navigate, how lunar lore developed across the world, how the Chinese developed calendars and predicted eclipses. See how the Moon has influenced African art, and also acted as a muse for artists in other parts of the world in a variety of media. Also explore our relationship with the Moon as telescopes, photography, and film progressed, and how the Moon and space programs have influenced fashion, toys and culture. And consider how the Moon has not escaped geopolitics, with various treaties being signed in relation to space debris.