- A compact encyclopedia of a wide variety of subjects related to The Moon, offering a great mix of scientific facts and popular myths - Beautifully packaged - hardback, foam filled, with gilt edging - Richly illustrated with beautiful lithographs How old is the moon? What are the names of the various lunar maria? What is a lunar eclipse? What is a waxing crescent? Who drew the first map of this celestial body? This pocket encyclopedia, punctuated with vintage illustrations, provides a wealth of information on anything to do with the moon, in a wide array of categories including scientific, literary, artistic and literary.