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[#Bibliography Bibliography]
[#Bibliography-Maps, atlases and related Maps, atlases and related]
[#Bibliography-Catalogs of Lunar Craters Catalogs of Lunar Craters]
[#Bibliography-Scientific Scientific]
[#Bibliography-Guides Guides]
[#Bibliography-Histories Histories]
[#Bibliography-Popular/General Interest Popular/General Interest]
[#Bibliography-Articles Articles]
[#Bibliography-Lunar Science Presentations Lunar Science Presentations]
On this page we attempt to list all publications cited in the-moon Wiki (other than on a single page) and any others that may be of interest.

  • On-line versions of a number of Moon-related books are available from the [/LPI LPI].
  • See also the [/Bibliography extensive list] of books and atlases maintained by the Lunar Section of the [/BAA BAA].

Note: There is no perfect way of organising bibliographic material. Several have been discussed on the-moon Wiki and this is one of them. If you feel strongly that it could be improved, please feel free to do so.- ArbusDriver ArbusDriver Sep 17, 2007

Maps, atlases and related

(see also our extensive chronlogical list of [/lunar%20maps lunar maps])
Atlas-guide photographique de la lune: ouvrage de référence à haute résolution. Viscardy, Georges. 1985 (cover).
[/Atlas%20of%20the%20Lunar%20Terminator Atlas of the Lunar Terminator] (book) 2000.
[/Atlas%20of%20the%20Other%20Side%20of%20the%20Moon Atlas of the Other Side of the Moon] (book and maps) 1961.
[/Beer%20and%20M%C3%A4dler Beer and Mädler] - Mappa Selenographica and Der Mond (book and map) - systematic 19th century survey of lunar features.
[/Blagg%20and%20M%C3%BCller Blagg and Müller] - Named Lunar Formations (book and poor map) - first official version of the [/IAU%20nomenclature IAU nomenclature] for lunar features 1935.
[/Bowker%20and%20Hughes Bowker and Hughes] - Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon 1971.
[/Clementine%20Atlas Clementine Atlas] - images returned by [/Clementine Clementine] illustrate the entire lunar surface 2004.
[/Collated%20List Collated List] - Collated list of lunar formations (book) 1913 forerunner of [/Blagg%20and%20M%C3%BCller Blagg and Müller].
[/Consolidated%20Lunar%20Atlas Consolidated Lunar Atlas] - final volume of Earth-based photos from Kuiper's [/LPL LPL] 1967.
[/Elger%2C%201895 Elger] - The Moon: A Full Description And Map Of Its Principal Physical Features (book and map) 1895.
[/Hansen%2C%201970 Guide to Lunar Orbiter Photographs] - index maps to photos from all five [/Lunar%20Orbiter Lunar Orbiter] missions 1970.
[/IAU%20Planetary%20Gazetteer IAU Planetary Gazetteer] - official list of feature names.
[/International%20Planetary%20Cartography%20Database International Planetary Cartography Database] - on-line collection of maps
[/Lunar%20%26%20Planetary%20Laboratory%20Catalog%20of%20Lunar%20Craters Lunar & Planetary Laboratory Catalog of Lunar Craters] - best ever lunar crater catalog - unpublished.
[/Lunar%20Cartographic%20Dossier Lunar Cartographic Dossier] - map and photo reference material - documents the lunar map series produced for NASA by [/DMA DMA] 1973.
[/Lunar%20Orbiter%20Photographic%20Atlas%20of%20the%20Near%20Side%20of%20the%20Moon Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Near Side of the Moon] - by Charles J. Byrne, 2005
[/NASA%20SP-241 NASA SP-241] - Atlas and Gazetteer of the Near Side of the Moon (book and photo maps) 1971.
[/NASA%20RP-1097 NASA RP-1097] - NASA Catalogue of Lunar Nomenclature (book) 1982.
[/Neison%2C%201876 Neison] - The Moon, and the Condition and Configurations of Its Surface (book and map) 1876.
[/North%20American%20Atlas North American Atlas] - by Dinsmore Alter, 1964.
[/Orthographic%20Atlas%20of%20the%20Moon Orthographic Atlas of the Moon] - second volume of photos from Kuiper's new [/LPL LPL] 1960.
[/Photographic%20Lunar%20Atlas Photographic Lunar Atlas] - first volume of photos from Kuiper's new [/LPL LPL] 1960.
Photographic Atlas of the Moon - by W. H. Pickering, 1903.
[/Photographic%20Atlas%20of%20the%20Moon Photographic Atlas of the Moon] - photos from Pic du Midi Observatory collected by the University of Manchester group 1965.
[/Chong%2C%20Lim%2C%20and%20Ang Photographic Atlas of the Moon] - Chong, Lim, and Ang (amateur atlas, 2002)
[/Planetary%20Mapping Planetary Mapping] - includes articles by experts on basics of lunar cartography, 1990.
[/Quad%20Maps Quad Maps] -- map series accompanying the [/LPL LPL]'s [/System%20of%20Lunar%20Craters System of Lunar Craters]
[/Hill%2C%201991 Portfolio of Lunar Drawings] - drawings of selected areas by Harold Hill, 1991.
[/Rectified%20Lunar%20Atlas Rectified Lunar Atlas] - third volume of photos from Kuiper's new [/LPL LPL] 1963.
[/R%C3%BCkl Rükl] - Atlas of the Moon (book) 1991 also map 1972.
Selenographical Studies, Part I [/Weinek Weinek], Lick Observatory (1894).
[/System%20of%20Lunar%20Craters System of Lunar Craters] - (crater catalog and [/Quad%20Maps maps]) [/LPL LPL] revision of [/IAU%20nomenclature IAU nomenclature] 1963-1966.
[/Hatfield The Hatfield Photographic Lunar Atlas] - (telescopic photographs by Henry Hatfield), edited by Jeremy Cook. 1999.
[/The%20Far%20Side%20of%20the%20Moon The Far Side of the Moon] - by Charles J. Byrne, 2008
[/Times%20Atlas%20of%20the%20Moon Times Atlas of the Moon] - Atlas based on [/LAC LAC] series 1969.
[/USGS%20Digital%20Atlas USGS Digital Atlas] - (on-line maps) [/USGS USGS] project to document the locations of IAU features on lunar imagery (ongoing).
[/Who%27s%20Who%20on%20the%20Moon Who's Who in the Moon] - [/Glossary#Organizations BAA] notes on the names of all formations adopted by the [/IAU IAU] 1938.
[/Wilkins%20and%20Moore Wilkins and Moore] - The moon; a complete description of the surface of the moon (book and map) 1961.
LPOD listing of selected atlases

[/Catalogs%20of%20Lunar%20Craters Catalogs of Lunar Craters]

Click link for list


[/ALPO%20list%20of%20bright%20ray%20craters ALPO list of bright ray craters] - maintained for the Bright Lunar Rays Project.
[/Antonenko%2C%201999 Antonenko, 1999] - fundamental paper on cryptomaria 1999.
[/Baldwin Baldwin] - two influential books establishing the meteoritic origin of lunar crater (1949, 1963)
[/Basaltic%20Volcanism%20Study%20Project Basaltic Volcanism Study Project] -- major summary of volcanism in the solar system
[/Boint%2C%202001 Boint, 2001] - master's thesis on lunar topography with height measurements
Cadogan, Peter H. - The Moon: Our Sister Planet
[/Forsberg%2C%20Herrick%2C%20and%20Bussey%2C%201998 Forsberg, Herrick, and Bussey, 1998] - oblique impacts inferred from depth profiles
[/Gillis%20and%20Spudis%2C%201996 Gillis and Spudis, 1996] - lunar farside maria
[/Guest%20and%20Greeley Guest and Greeley] - Geology on the Moon - intermediate level review
Hartmann, Phillips, and Taylor. 1986. Origin of the Moon
[/Hartmann%20and%20Wood%2C%201971 Hartmann and Wood, 1971] - Moon: Origin and evolution of multi-ring basins - discovery paper for many lunar basins.
[/Haruyama%2C%20J.%20and%20others%2C%202008 Haruyama, J. and others, 2008] - Long-lived volcanism on the lunar farside revealed by SELENE Terrain Camera.
[/Hawke%20and%20Head%2C%201977 Hawke and Head, 1977] - Impact Melt on Lunar Crater Rims - distribution of impact melt around lunar craters.
[/Head%20and%20Gifford%2C%201980 Head and Gifford, 1980] - Lunar mare domes - Classification and modes of origin
Heiken, Grant H./ Vaniman, David T./ French, Bevan M. - Lunar Sourcebook; A User's Guide To The Moon (book). Cambridge, 1991.
Hiesinger, H. and J. W. Head III. 2006. New Views of Lunar Geoscience: An Introduction and Overview. (PDF proof copy)
[/Kurt%20Fisher%20Crater%20Depths Kurt Fisher Crater Depths] - compilation by an amateur astronomer of crater depths, diameters and central peak heights 2007.
Lindsay, John F. - Lunar Stratigraphy and Sedimentology (book), Elsevier, 1976.
[/Melosh%2C%201989 Melosh, 1989] - Impact cratering: A geologic process
[/Moore%20et%20al%2C%201980 Moore et al, 1980] - Lunar Remote Sensing and Measurements - crater thermal anomalies
[/Mutch%2C%201970 Mutch, 1970] - Geology of the Moon (book)
NASA SP-232 - Analysis of APOLLO 10 Photography and Visual Observations (12 MB PDF). An exploration and investigation of Apollo 10's not-indexed Hasselblad magazine 35-U is online in [/Apollo%2010%20Magazine%2035-U this page].
[/NASA%20SP-330 NASA SP-330] - Apollo 17: Preliminary Science Report (book) 1973.
[/NASA%20SP-362 NASA SP-362] - Apollo Over the Moon -- A View from Orbit (book) 1978.
[/Ohtake%20and%20others%2C%202009 Ohtake and others, 2009] - The global distribution of pure anorthosite on the Moon (paper)
[/Pohn%2C%201963 Pohn, 1963] - New measurements of steep lunar slopes (paper) on 19 steep crater rims.
[/Schultz%2C%201976 Schultz, 1976] - Moon Morphology (book)
[/Schultz%2C%201976b Schultz, 1976b] - Floor-Fractured Lunar Craters
[/Smith%2C%201973 Smith, 1973] - Identification, Distribution and Significance of Lunar Volcanic Domes
[/Tompkins%20%26%20Pieters%2C%201999 Tompkins & Pieters, 1999] - scientific paper giving compositions of 109 lunar peaks.
[/Wilhelms%2C%201987 Wilhelms, 1987] - The Geologic History of the Moon (book).
[/Wood%2C%201971 Wood, 1971] - measurements of central peak heights, published in 1973


Alter - [/Pictorial%20Guide%20to%20the%20Moon Pictorial Guide to the Moon], 1963+
BAA- Guide to Observing the Moon, 1986, 128p, by British Astronomical Association, Enslow Publishers Inc, available inexpensively on or through
Ball - A popular guide to the heavens, 1892+.
[/Burnham%27s%20Celestial%20Handbook Burnham's Celestial Handbook] (Vols 1, 2, and 3) - indeed, this not a moonbook, but... the large amount of names of astronomers and selenographers (!) in every one of the three volumes should ignite a systematic search for those names, because Burnham himself didn't made an alphabetic index to find them. It's an interesting pastime to detect those names which were used by the IAU as official lunar nomenclature!
  • Part 1 of Burnham's (A to H of the alphabetic index) (for link see introduction page Burnham's)
  • [/Part%202%20of%20Burnham%27s Part 2 of Burnham's] (I to P of the alphabetic index)
  • [/Part%203%20of%20Burnham%27s Part 3 of Burnham's] (Q to Z of the alphabetic index)

Cherrington - [/Cherrington Exploring the moon through binoculars] McGraw-Hill, 1968.
Chu, Alan - Moon Book (on-line only) 2009 (US mirror)
Corliss, William R. - MYSTERIOUS UNIVERSE; A HANDBOOK OF ASTRONOMICAL ANOMALIES (The Sourcebook Project, 1979). This book contains lots of articles from scientific literature and astronomy related magazines, and... a rich MOON chapter!

  • Part 1: the main section of this additional online page is an alphabetic index of all the authors who wrote the many articles (the book itself has no such index).
  • [/Part%202 Part 2]: this is an alphabetic index of persons mentioned in MOON-related articles of which the authors are mostly unknown (Anonymous).
  • Part 3: [/Transits Transits], this page is a short index of rare telescopic observations in the book (of possible asteroid-like objects crossing the moon's disc).
  • [/Part%204 Part 4]: this is the A to M section of a general alphabetic index of all the names (of persons) mentioned in the book Mysterious Universe (NOT the authors of the articles, only the people IN the articles). Remember: the book itself has NO index of the many mentioned persons.
  • [/Part%205 Part 5]: this is the N to Z section of the general index.

De Vries, Tjomme E. - De Maan; onze trouwe wachter. Elsevier pockets, early 1960's.
Elger, Thomas Gwyn -- The Moon, 2007 reprint by BiblioBazaar. Available
Folkes, John S. -- Collins: Observing The Moon: A Practical Beginner's Guide to Observing the Moon's Features, 2003, 64p, HarperCollins Publishers, illustrated, available amazon or
Grego, Peter - Moon observer's guide (book), Philip's, 2003.
Grego, Peter - The Moon: And How To Observe It, 2005, 274p, Springer, illustrated, available amazon or
Kitt, Michael T.-- The Moon: An Observing Guide For Backyard Telescopes: 12 Lunar Expeditions For Small Telescopes, 1991, 80p, Kalmbach Books, large format, illustrated, available inexpensively on or through
Kelsey, Robert Bruce -- Welcome To The Moon!, 1997, 112p, Naturegraph Publishers, available amazon or
Massey, Steve -- Exploring the Moon, 2004, 224p, New Holland Publishers, illustrated, available on amazon or
Moore, John - Craters of the Far Side Moon (PDF!).
North, Gerald - Observing the Moon; the modern astronomer's guide (book). Cambridge, 2000.
Plotner, Tammy - Moonwalk With Your Eyes: A Pocket Field Guide, 2010, 360p, Springer, illustrated, available amazon or
Price, Fred W. - The Moon Observer's Handbook.
Serviss, Garrett P. -- The Moon, a popular treatise, 1907. (illustrated with photos of phases)
Vandenbohede, Alexander - Observing the Lunar Libration Zones
Wanders, A.J.M. - [/Op%20Ontdekking%20in%20het%20Maanland Op Ontdekking in het Maanland] - Dutch guidebook. 1950.
Webb, T.W. - [/Celestial%20Objects%20for%20Common%20Telescopes Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes] 1859+. (because both Volume 1 and 2 of Celestial Objects have no alphabetic lists of the names of the many observers and scientists in them, it is a most interesting pastime to compile such a (new) list and to add the digital version of the alphabetic index of lunar observers to the Moon-Wiki Project) - DannyCaes DannyCaes Jul 6, 2015
Webb, T.W. - [/The%20Solar%20System The Solar System] (names of astronomers and telescopic observers of the sun, the planets, and comets). This page is an appendix to Webb's Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes, Volume 1.
Webb, T.W. - [/Into%20the%20Dungeons%20of%20Astronomy Into the Dungeons of Astronomy] (the underestimated art of searching names of less-known and unknown astronomers in T.W.Webb's Volume 2: The Stars). The purpose of this page is to detect unexpected names which are more-or-less connected to the IAU's official lunar nomenclature and/or informal names of lunar surface formations).
Wlasuk, Peter T. - Observing The Moon. Springer, 2000.
[/Wood%2C%202003 Wood, 2003] - The Modern Moon: A Personal View (book).


[/Ashbrook%2C%201984 Ashbrook, 1984] - The Astronomical Scrapbook
[/Baum%20and%20Whitaker%2C%202007 Baum and Whitaker, 2007] - naming of Mare Orientale region
[/Both%2C%201961 Both, 1961] - A History of Lunar Studies - pamphlet
[/Epic%20Moon Epic Moon] - (book) history of lunar studies 2001.
The Moon, a biography (book)
[/Ashworth%2C%201989 The face of the moon Galileo to Apollo] - exhibit catalog of historic lunar maps/images
[/Whitaker Whitaker] - Mapping and Naming the Moon (book) 1999.
[/Wilhelms%2C%201993 Wilhelms, 1993] - To a Rocky Moon (A Geologist's History of Lunar Exploration).

Popular/General Interest

[/Die%20Mondlandung%20-%20Der%20Menschheit%20Grosstes%20Abenteuer Die Mondlandung - Der Menschheit Grosstes Abenteuer] - Herbert J. Pichler (1970).
[/Exploring%20the%20Moon%3B%20the%20Apollo%20expeditions Exploring the Moon; the Apollo expeditions] - Harland, David M. (1999/ 2008).
[/Light%2C%201999 Full Moon] - Light, M/ Chaikin, A. Exhibition of prints of photos taken by Apollo astronauts (orbital lunar photography and LEVA-photography).
[/Maanmonografieen Maanmonografieen] - De Meyer, H. (1969), Dethier, T. (1989). Vereniging Voor Sterrenkunde (VVS).
[/National%20Geographic National Geographic] - (this page shows an overview of moon-related articles which appeared in the National Geographic magazine).
[/Operatie%20Maan Operatie Maan] - Titulaer, C. The story of Ranger, Surveyor, and Lunar Orbiter, and the first Apollo missions (1969).
Selections from the portfolios of the editor - ?? Taylor and Francis (publishers) (1873).
[/Moore%20and%20Cross The Moon] - Moore, P. / Cross, C. A. An introduction to lunar science and lunar observing. (1981).
[/The%20Once%20and%20Future%20Moon The Once and Future Moon] - Spudis, Paul D. (1996).
[/Volcanoes%20and%20impact%20craters%20on%20the%20Moon%20and%20Mars Volcanoes and impact craters on the Moon and Mars] - Leonardi, P. (around 1969 or 1970).
Wonders of the moon - Amédée Guillemin, transl. by M. G. Mead, edited by Maria Mitchell. (1873).
[/Moonfire Moonfire] - Norman Mailer (2009). A huge coffee table book, many photographs of the first manned lunar landing by NASA's Apollo 11 (mankind's climax of the exploration of the moon, seen through the eyes of Norman Mailer).
[/APOLLO%2011%20-%20The%20NASA%20Mission%20Reports%20-%20Vols%201%20and%202 APOLLO 11 - The NASA Mission Reports - Vols 1 and 2] Compiled from the NASA archives and edited by Robert Godwin, 1999.


Copeland, Leland S. . 1953. [/Copeland%2C%201953 Queen of the Untraveled Seas]. Sky and Telescope Vol. 12 (January issue), pp. 66-69.
Herczeg, Tibor. 2000. The Habitability of the Moon. Bioastronomy 99: A New Era in the Search for Life.
Herczeg, Tibor. The Habitability of the Moon (2000). in Bioastronomy '99 - A New Era in Bioastronomy, Proceedings of a Conference held on the Kohala Coast, Hawaii, 2-6 Aug. 1999, ASP Conference Series 213, Eds. G. A. Lemarchand, and K. J. Meech p. 593. abstract here
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-58381-549-6: reference for proceedings given here
Kopal, Zdeněk. 1965. Topography of the Moon. Space Science Reviews, Volume 4, Issue 5-6, pp. 737-855.
Mason, A. C.; Hackman, R. J. 1962. Photogeologic Study of the Moon. In: The Moon, (Kopal,Z. and Mikhailov, Z.K., Editors) IAU Symposium 14, Academic Press, pp. 301-316.
Whitaker, Ewen. 1954. [/Whitaker%2C%201954 The Lunar South Polar Regions]. Journal of the British Astronomical Association, Vol. 64, No. 6, pp. 234-242.

Lunar Science Presentations

Lunar Ionosphere

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