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The Geology of the Terrestrial Planets
By Michael H. Carr (editor), R. Stephen Saunders, Robert G. Strom, Don E. Wilhelms
NASA SP-469

Guidebook to the Geology of Barringer Meteorite Crater, Arizona (a.k.a. Meteor Crater)
by David A. Kring
©2007, Lunar and Planetary Institute

Written for planetary scientists and students who are interested in impact cratering processes and one of the most dramatic impact craters in the world.

Traces of Catastrophe
by Bevan M. French
©1998, Lunar and Planetary Institute

Written for geoscientists of all kinds, this book provides a detailed introduction and overview of impact processes, crater formation, and shock metamorphism.

The Soviet Reach for the Moon
©1995 Reprinted with permission from the author.
Story of the Soviet lunar exploration program including several many successes including the first unmanned flyby of the Moon, the first impact of a man-made object on the Moon, and the first robotic lunar rover.

AMLAMP Project
by John Schutt
©1993, Lunar and Planetary Institute

Explanatory texts and meteorite listings from the Antarctic Meteorite Location and Mapping Project (AMLAMP).

To a Rocky Moon: A Geologist's History of Lunar Exploration
by Don E. Wilhelms.
©1993 The Arizona Board of Regents.

Reprinted by permission of the University of Arizona Press.

Lunar Sourcebook: A User's Guide to the Moon
edited by Grant H. Heiken, David Vaniman, and
Bevan M. French

©1991, Cambridge University Press
Digital version of the classic 1991 publication, a one-volume reference encyclopedia of scientific and technical information about the Moon.

Moon Trip: A Personal Account of the Apollo Program and its Science
©1989 Dr. Elbert A. King
Reprinted with permission from the estate of Dr. Elbert A. King

Lunar Bases and Space Activities of the 21st Century
edited by W. W. Mendell
©1986, Lunar and Planetary Institute
A collection of papers from a symposium held in 1984, the articles contained in this book provide information about lunar geology, lunar science, construction techniques, transportation issues, base design, and subsystem designs (e.g., power generation, thermal control, and life support), as well as many other topics.

Origin of the Moon
edited by W. K. Hartmann, R. J. Phillips, and G. J. Taylor
©1986, Lunar and Planetary Institute

Chondrules and Their Origins
edited by Elbert A. King
©1983, Lunar and Planetary Institute

Planetary Science: A Lunar Perspective
by Stuart Ross Taylor
©1982, Lunar and Planetary Institute

Lunar Stratigraphy and Sedimentology
by John Lindsay
©1976, Elsevier
Reprinted with permission of the publisher

This book about lunar stratigraphy begins with a brief view of the Moon as a planetary body. Subsequent chapters evaluate the energy sources available in the lunar sedimentary environment, present information on the general geology of the lunar crust, and offer detailed information from some sedimentary units sampled during the Apollo missions.

Guide to Lunar Orbiter Photographs
Thomas P. Hansen
Langley Research Center
Prepared by Langley Research Center
1970 NASA

This document provides information on the location and coverage of each photographed returned by the Lunar Orbiter series of spacecraft.

E-books available elsewhere

Basaltic Volcanism on the Terrestrial Planets
by members of the Basaltic Volcanism Study Project
©1981, Lunar and Planetary Institute

This 1286-page book represents the final report of the interdisciplinary Basaltic Volcanism Study Project (1976–1979), and gives a comprehensible and detailed description of all the phenomena, processes, and products concerning the nature of basalts.

HANDBOOK OF IRON METEORITES: Their History, Distribution, Composition and Structure
By Vagn F. Buchwald
©1975 The Handbook of Iron Meteorites was originally published by the University of California Press in 1975 for the Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University. It has been digitized at the University of Hawai‘i as it is still an extraordinarily valuable resource and is no longer in print. The copyright of this book, which was originally held by the University of California Press, is now owned by the Center for Meteorite Studies.  See website for additional information.

Rectified Lunar Atlas: Supplement Number Two to the USAF Lunar Atlas
By Whitaker, E. A., Kuiper, G. P., Hartmann, W. K., Spradley, L. H.
1963, University of Arizona Press
The purpose of the atlas is to present a series of high-quality photographs of the lunar surface as it would appear as viewed from above. Contribution of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory no. 3.

 

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