The Lunar and Planetary Institute library just added the new book Effect of Spaceflight and Spaceflight Analogue Culture on Human and Microbial Cells: Novel Insights into Disease Mechanisms, published by Springer, to the collection. This book offers a new perspective on the architecture and physiology of all biological systems, explores fundamental questions about human health in a microgravity environment, and addresses a subject that has not been covered comprehensively in any published volume. Dr. Neil Pellis, Division of Space Life Sciences of the Universities Space Research Association, is one of the editors.
The Lunar and Planetary Institute library just added the new Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms, published by Springer, to the collection. This three-volume set includes original photographic and topographical thematic maps, presents the many different types of planetary surface features and how they evolved, and covers all solar system planetary bodies and moons in an alphabetical approach. A number of LPI scientists contributed to this important reference work.
The new book The Value of the Moon: How to Explore, Live, and Prosper in Space Using the Moon’s Resources written by LPI senior staff scientist Paul Spudis and published by Smithsonian Books has just been added to the library collection.
“New Titles in Astrobiology” is the newest display in the library. (Items on display may be checked out.)
This week new titles in remote sensing are highlighted with this display in the library.
The LPI library has a new globe, a small Mars globe by Replogle. It’s just 13 cm in diameter, and its plastic base includes a magnifier.
The library has a new Earth globe. The globe, produced by Sky & Telescope, was created from imaging data from the Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS).
Electronic versions of key works by D. M. Barringer, B. C. Tilghman, and G. K. Gilbert about the controversy surrounding the origin of Meteor Crater in Arizona have been made available on the LPI website. (Note that the 1910 work of Barringer is published with the permission of his family. The copyrights have expired on the other works provided online.)