The Earth and the Moon

Linda T. Elkins-Tanton

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The Earth and the Moon

Copyright © 2006 by Linda T. Elkins-Tanton

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Elkins-Tanton, Linda T. The Earth and the moon / Linda T. Elkins-Tanton. p. cm. — (Solar system) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-8160-5194-1 (acid-free paper) 1. Earth—Popular works. 2. Moon—Popular works. I.Title. QB631.2.E45 2006 525—dc22 2005014189

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Text and cover design by Dorothy M. Preston Illustrations by Richard Garratt

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To Tim Grove, Brad Hager, Maria Zuber, Sam Bowring, and my other friends at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who worked at turning me into a scientist, with special appreciation for the research we did about the Moon.

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