Books on Planetary and Lunar Science


General

  • The New Solar System, J. Beatty, C. Petersen, and A. Chaikin, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England, 1999
  • The Planetary Scientist's Companion, K. Lodders and B. Fegley, Oxford University Press, New York, 1998
  • Exploring Planetary Worlds, D. Morrison, Scientific American Library, New York, 1993
  • Global Earth Physics - A Handbook of Physical Constants, Edited by T. Ahrens, American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C., 1995 (Online)
  • Planetary Volcanism - A Study of Volcanic Activity in the Solar System, P. Cattermole, Praxis, Chichester, England, 1996
  • Volcanoes of the Solar System, C. Frankel, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England, 1996
  • Planetary Mapping, Edited by R. Greeley and R. Batson, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England, 1990
  • Planetary Geology in the 1980's, J. Veverka, NASA SP-467, Washington, D.C., 1985 (Online)
  • Planetary Interiors, W. Hubbard, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1984
  • Traces of Catastrophe, B. French, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX, 1998 (Online)
  • Mercury

  • Dynamic Planet: Mercury in the Context of its Environment, Pamela Clark, Springer, New York, 2007
  • Mercury, Edited by F. Vilas, C. Chapman, and M. Matthews, University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 1988
  • Atlas of Mercury, M. Davies, S. Dwornik, D. Gault, and R. Strom, NASA SP-423, Washington, D.C., 1978
  • The Voyage of Mariner 10 - Mission to Venus and Mercury, J. Dunne and E. Burgess, NASA SP-424, Washington, D.C., 1978
  • Flight to Mercury, B. Murray and E. Burgess, Columbia University Press, 1977
  • Venus

  • Venus, Edited by D. Hunten, L. Colin, T. Donahue, and V. Moroz, University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 1983
  • Venus II - Geology, Geophysics, Atmosphere, and Solar Wind Environment, Edited by S. Bougher, D. Hunten, and R. Phillips, University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 1997
  • The Planet Venus, Marov and Grinspoon, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1998
  • Venus Revealed - A New Look Below the Clouds of our Mysterious Twin Planet, D. Grinspoon, Addison-Wesley , New York, 1997
  • The Face of Venus - The Magellan Radar Mapping Mission, Edited by L. Roth and S. Wall, NASA SP-520, Washington, D.C., 1995
  • Venus, The Geological Story, P. Cattermole, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1994
  • Venus Geology, Geochemistry, and Geophysics - Research Results from the USSR, Edited by V. Barsukov, A. Basilevsky, V. Volkov, and V. Zharkov, University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 1992
  • Venus, An Errant Twin, E. Burgess, Columbia University Press, New York, 1985
  • Guide to Magellan Image Interpretation, J. Ford et al., JPL Publication 93-24, 1993 (Online)
  • Magellan at Venus, Reprinted from Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 97, no. E8 and E10, A.G.U., Washington, D.C., 1992
  • Magellan Venus Explorer's Guide, C. Young, ed., JPL Publication 90-24, 1990 (Online)
  • Pioneer Venus, R. Fimmel, L. Colin, E. Burgess, NASA SP-461, Washington, D.C., 1983
  • Pioneer Venus Special Issue, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 85, December, 1980
  • Earth's Moon

  • The Once and Future Moon, P. Spudis, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C., 1996
  • To a Rocky Moon - A Geologist's History of Lunar Exploration, D. Wilhelms, University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 1993
  • Lunar Sourcebook - User's Guide to the Moon, G. Heiken, D. Vaniman, and B. French, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England, 1991
  • Planetary Science: A Lunar Perspective, S. Taylor, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, 1982
  • New Guide to the Moon, P. Moore, W.W. Norton and Co., New York, 1976
  • Origin of the Earth and Moon, Edited by R. Canup and K. Righter, University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 2000
  • Exploring the Moon - The Apollo Expeditions, D. Harland, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1999
  • Taking Science to the Moon, D.A. Beattie, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2001
  • Apollo Over the Moon: A View From Orbit, Edited by H. Masursky, G. Colton, and F. El-Baz, NASA SP-362, Washington, D.C., 1978 (Online)
  • Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon, D. Bowker and J. Hughes, NASA SP-206, Washington, D.C., 1971 (Online)
  • Apollo Expeditions to the Moon, Edited by E. Cortright, NASA SP-350, Washington, D.C., 1975 (Online)
  • Lunar Impact: A History of Project Ranger, R. Hall, NASA SP-4210, Washington, D.C., 1977 (Online)
  • Destination Moon: A History of the Lunar Orbiter Program, B. Byers, NASA TM-3487, Washington, D.C., 1977 (Online)
  • Unmanned Space Project Management - Surveyor and Lunar Orbiter, E. Kloman, NASA SP-4901, Washington, D.C., 1972 (Online)
  • Mars

  • Uncovering the Secrets of the Red Planet: Mars, P. Raeburn, National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C., 1998
  • The Exploration of Mars - Searching for the Cosmic Origins of Life, P. Bizony, Aurum Press, London, 1998
  • Destination Mars in Art, Myth, and Science, J. Barbree and M. Caidin, Penguin Group, New York, 1997
  • The Hunt for Life on Mars, D. Goldsmith, Dutton, New York, 1997
  • The Planet Mars: A History of Observation & Discovery, W. Sheehan, University of Arizona Press, 1996 (Online)
  • Water on Mars, M. Carr, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1996
  • Mars - The Story of the Red Planet, P. Cattermole, Chapman and Hall, London, 1993
  • Mars, Edited by H. Kieffer, B. Jakosky, C. Snyder, and M. Matthews, University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 1992
  • Mars and Its Satellites - A Detailed Commentary on the Nomenclature, J. Blunck, Exposition Press, Smithtown, New York, 1982
  • The Surface of Mars, M. Carr, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1981
  • Atlas of Mars - The 1:5,000,000 Map Series R. Batson, P. Bridges, and J. Inge, NASA, Washington, D.C., 1979
  • The Geology of Mars, T. Mutch, R. Arvidson, J. Head, K. Jones, and R. Saunders, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1976
  • On Mars - Exploration of the Red Planet 1958-1978 E. Ezell and L. Ezell, NASA SP-4212, Washington, D.C., 1984 (Online)
  • Viking Orbiter Views of Mars, Edited by C. Spitzer, NASA SP-441, Washington, D.C., 1980 (Online)
  • The Martian Landscape, The Viking Lander Imaging Team, NASA SP-425, Washington, D.C., 1978 (Online)
  • Scientific Results of the Viking Project, Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 82, no. 28, A.G.U., Washington, D.C., 1977
  • The New Mars - The Discoveries of Mariner 9, W. Hartmann and O. Raper, NASA SP-337, Washington, D.C., 1974
  • The Mariner 6 and 7 Pictures of Mars, S. Collins, NASA SP-263, Washington, D.C., 1971
  • Asteroids

  • Asteroids III, Edited by W. Bottke, A. Cellino, P. Paolicchi, and P. Binzel, University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 2002
  • The First Asteroid: Ceres, 1801-2001, C. Cunningham, Star Lab Press, Surfside, Florida, 2001
  • Asteroids : A History, C. Peebles, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C., 2000
  • Asteroid: Earth Destroyer or New Frontier?, P. Barnes-Svarney, Plenum Press, New York, 1996
  • Asteroids II, Edited by R. Binzel, T, Gehrels, and M. Matthews, University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 1989
  • Asteroids : Their Nature and Utilization, C. Kowal, Halstead Press, New York, 1988
  • Jupiter

  • Mission to Jupiter - A History of the Galileo Project, M. Meltzer, NASA SP-2007-4231, Washington, D.C., 2007 (Online)
  • The Giant Planet Jupiter, J. Rogers, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England, 1995
  • Jupiter - The Giant Planet, R. Beebe, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C., 1994
  • Distant Encounters - The Exploration of Jupiter and Saturn, M. Washburn, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, 1983
  • By Jupiter - Odysseys to a Giant, E. Burgess, Columbia University Press, New York, 1982
  • Time Variable Phenomena in the Jovian System, Edited by M. Belton, R. West, and J. Rahe, NASA SP-494, Washington, D.C., 1989
  • Jupiter Odyssey - The Story of NASA's Galileo Mission, D. Harland, Springer, London, 2000
  • Galileo: Exploration of Jupiter's System, Yeates et al., NASA SP-479, Washington, D.C., 1985
  • Pioneer Odyssey, R. Fimmel, W. Swindell, and E. Burgess, NASA SP-349, Washington, D.C., 1977 (Online)
  • Voyager Missions to Jupiter, Reprinted from Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 86, no. A10, A.G.U., Washington, D.C., 1981
  • Saturn

  • Distant Encounters - The Exploration of Jupiter and Saturn, M. Washburn, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, 1983
  • Saturn, G. Hunt and P. Moore, Rand McNally, New York, 1982
  • Passage to a Ringed World - The Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn and Titan, Edited by L. Spilker, NASA SP-533, Washington, D.C., 1997
  • Imaging Saturn - The Voyager Flights to Saturn, H. Cooper, Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, New York, 1982
  • Voyager Missions to Saturn, Reprinted from Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 88, no. A11, A.G.U., Washington, D.C., 1983
  • Voyager 1 and 2 Atlas of Six Saturnian Satellites, R. Batson, NASA SP-474, Washington, D.C., 1984 (Online)
  • Rings - Discoveries from Galileo to Voyager, J. Eliot and R. Kerr, The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984
  • Planetary Rings, Edited by R. Greenberg and A. Brahic, The University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 1984
  • Uranus

  • Uranus - The Planet, Rings, and Satellites, E. Miner, Wiley, New York, 1998
  • Uranus, Edited by J. Bergstralh, E. Miner, and M. Matthews, University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 1991
  • Atlas of Uranus, G. Hunt and P. Moore, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England, 1989
  • Voyager 2 at Uranus, Journal of Geophysical Research Special Issue, Vol. 92, no. A13, A.G.U., Washington, D.C., 1987
  • Neptune

  • Neptune - The Planet, Rings, and Satellites, E. Miner and R. Wessen, Praxis, Chichester, England, 2002
  • Neptune and Triton, Edited by D. Cruikshank, University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 1996
  • Atlas of Neptune, G. Hunt and P. Moore, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England, 1994
  • Far Encounter - The Neptune System, E. Burgess, Columbia University Press, New York, 1991
  • Voyager 2 at Neptune, Journal of Geophysical Research Supplement, Oct. 30, Vol. 96, A.G.U., Washington, D.C., 1991
  • The Planet Neptune, P. Moore, Halsted Press, New York, 1988
  • Pluto

  • Pluto and Charon, Edited by A. Stern and D. Tholen, University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 1998
  • Pluto and Charon - Ice Worlds on the Ragged Edge of the Solar System, A. Stern and J. Mitton, Wiley, New York, 1998
  • The Planet Pluto, A. White, Pergamon, New York, 1980
  • Comets and the Outer Solar System

  • Great Comets, R. Burnham, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England, 2001
  • Comet Science - The Study of Remnants from the Birth of the Solar System, J. Crovisier and T. Encrenaz, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England, 2000
  • Comet of the Century - from Halley to Hale-Bopp, F. Schaaf, Copernicus, New York, 1997
  • Comets - A Chronological History of Observation, Science, Myth, and Folklore, D. Yeomans, Wiley, New York, 1991
  • Comets - A Descriptive Catalog, G. Kronk, Enslow Publishers, Hillside, New Jersey, 1984
  • Comets, Edited by L. Wilkening, University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 1982
  • Beyond Pluto - Exploring the Outer Limits of the Solar System, J. Davies, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England, 2001
  • Exploring the Trans-Neptunian Solar System, Committee on Planetary and Lunar Exploration, National Academy Press, Washington, D.C., 1998 (Online)

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