Stony Ground

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

Thousands of books and papers have been written about Stonehenge, beginning in 1620 when Inigo Jones described and explained the monument for the benefit of James I. He thought it must have been a Roman temple. Someone else wrote another book explaining it differently – as a coronation chapel for Danish kings – and a […]

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Destination Moon

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

This is a great idea for a book, but imperfectly executed; witness the irritating use of a partially italicized title. Robert Poole’s uncontentious theme is that humankind’s (he prefers ‘man’s’) view of ourselves and our home in the Universe was altered by the images of the Earth from space, especially those obtained by the Apollo […]

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