Non-Fiction Books about the Moon

Non-Fiction Books about the Moon

A partial list - First posted 4/12/2005
Last updated 02/18/2008
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General Subject Categories

 

Mapping the Moon, Naming Features on the Moon

Astronomy from the Moon

The Apollo Program

Observing the Moon

Lunar Science

Return to the Moon

Lunar Outposts

Photographic Atlases of the Moon

Moon Book Purchasing Links

Children's Books about the Moon

MMM Classics (external website)

MAPPING THE MOON

 

 

Mapping and Naming the Moon : A History of Lunar Cartography and Nomenclature

  • by Ewen A. Whitaker (Author) (Paperback )
  • Other Editions: Hardcover | Paperback
  • Paperback: 264 pages; Dimensions (inches): 0.64 x 9.74 x 7.44
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; (December 11, 2003)
  • ISBN: 0521544149

 

Who's Who on the Moon: A Biographical Dictionary of Lunar Nomenclature
  • by Elijah E. Cocks, Josiah C. Cocks
  • Hardcover: 600 pages; Dimensions (inches): 1.75 x 9 x 6
  • Publisher: Tudor Publishers; (August 1995)
  • ISBN: 0936389273

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THE APOLLO PROGRAM

 

The Lunar Men : Five Friends Whose Curiosity Changed the World

  • by Jenny Uglow (Author) (Paperback, Hardcover )
  • Paperback: 608 pages; Dimensions (inches): 1.57 x 8.22 x 5.48
  • Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux; (October 1, 2003)
  • ISBN: 0374528888

 

 

Moon Lander: How We Developed the Apollo Lunar Module

  • (Smithsonian History of Aviation and Spaceflight Series)
  • by Thomas J. Kelly (Hardcover - May 2001)
  • Hardcover: 288 pages; Dimensions (inches): 1.08 x 9.33 x 6.37
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press; (May 2001)
  • ISBN: 156098998X

 

Apollo Eecom: Journey of a Lifetime

  • (Apogee Books Space Series)
  • by Sy Liebergot, David M. Harland (Contributor), Ron Howard
  • Hardcover: 216 pages; Dimensions (inches): 0.82 x 10.04 x 6.96
  • Publisher: Apogee Books; Book and CD-ROM edition (April 2003)
  • ISBN: 1896522963

 

 

Taking Science to the Moon: Lunar Experiments and the Apollo Program

  • (New Series in Nasa History)
  • by Donald A. Beattie (Hardcover - July 2001, Paperback)
  • Hardcover: 336 pages; Dimensions (inches): 1.12 x 9.22 x 6.23
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr; (July 2001)
  • ISBN: 0801865999

 

 

Apollo and America's Moon Landing Program: Lunar Module Reference

  • by World Spaceflight News (Ring-bound )
  • Ring-bound: 157 pages
  • Publisher: Progressive Management; 1st edition (May 8, 2000)
  • ISBN: 1893472078

 

 

Building Moonships: The Grumman Lunar Module (Images of America)

  • by Joshua Stoff
  • Paperback - Jun 2004
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 0738535869
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.5 x 0.4 inches

 

 

 

 

The Lunar Exploration Scrapbook (Apogee Books Space Series)

  • by Robert Godwin
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Apogee Bookers
  • ISBN: 978-1-894959-69-8

All the designs for Apollo equipment by NASA and contractors that didn't make the final cut - amazing!

 

Appointment on the Moon: The Full Story of Americans in Space, from Explorer I to the Lunar Landing and Beyond

  • by Richard S., Lewis
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Viking Press; (November 1969)
  • ASIN: 0670129690

 

Eagle has landed; the story of lunar exploration

  • by Don Dwiggins
  • 80 pages
  • Publisher: Golden Gate Junior Books; (1970)
  • ASIN: 0874641403

 

Where No Man Has Gone Before: A History of Apollo Lunar Exploration Mission

  • by William D. Compton
  • Paperback: 429 pages; Dimensions (inches): 1.00 x 10.00 x 7.00
  • Publisher: Government Printing Office; (August 1989)
  • ASIN: 0160042534

 

Apollo: Ten Years Since Tranquillity Base

  • by Richard P. Hallion
  • Hardcover: Dimensions (inches): 1.00 x 10.50 x 8.75
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press; (August 1979)
  • ASIN: 0874745063

 

Moon: Man's Greatest Adventure

  • by Wernher von; Bedini, Silvio A.; Whipple, Fred L.; and Thomas, Davis Braun
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Harry Abrams (1973)
  • ASIN: B000H4E9YW

     

Moon: Man's Greatest Adventure

  • by Davis. Thomas
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Harry N Abrams; (January 1970)
  • ASIN: 0810903121

 

 

Moon Shot : The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon

  • by Alan Shepard, Deke Slayton, Jay Barbree, Howard Benedict
  • Paperback: 383 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 1.00 x 9.25 x 6.50
  • Publisher: Turner Pub; (May 1995)
  • ISBN: 1570361673

 

 

Men from Earth [Hardcover] [paperback]

  • by Buzz Aldrin
  • Publisher: Bantam ; (June 1, 1989)
  • ASIN: 0553053744

 

 

First on the Moon

  • by Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Edwin E. Aldrin
  • Hardcover: 434 pages
  • Publisher: William s Konecky Assoc; (October 15, 2002)
  • ISBN: 156852398X

 

 

 

 

Apollo 13 : Lost Moon

  • by Jim Lovell
  • Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages;
  • Dimensions (inches): 1.02 x 6.82 x 4.20
  • Publisher: Pocket Books;
  • Reissue edition (July 1, 1995)
  • ISBN: 0671534645

 

 

 

Apollo 13: The NASA Mission Reports

  • (Apogee Books Space Series)
  • by Robert Godwin
  • Paperback: 264 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.60 x 9.98 x 6.93
  • Publisher: Collector's Guide Pub; Book and CD-ROM edition (March 22, 2000)
  • ISBN: 1896522556

 

 

 

The Last Man on the Moon : Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race in Space

  • by Don Davis
  • Hardcover: 356 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 1.19 x 9.70 x 6.12
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press; (March 15, 1999)
  • ISBN: 0312199066

 

 

We reach the Moon; the New York times story of man's greatest adventure

  • by John Noble Wilford
  • Mass Market Paperback: 331 pages (1969)
  • ASIN: B00005X54B

 

 

Apollo: An Eyewitness Account

  • By Astronaut/Explorer Artist/Moonwalker Alan Bean
  • Alan Bean (Illustrator), John Glenn (Introduction),
  • Andrew L. Chaikin (Contributor)
  • [for art lovers]
  • Hardcover: 176 pages; Dimensions (inches): 0.96 x 12.29 x 9.33
  • Publisher: Greenwich Pr Ltd; (October 1998)
  • ISBN: 0867130504

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LUNAR SCIENCE

 

 

To a Rocky Moon: A Geologist's History of Lunar Exploration

  • by Don E. Wilhelms
  • Dimensions (inches): 1.50 x 9.25 x 6.25
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Press; (January 1994)
  • ASIN: 0816514437
  • ASI Review

 

 

 

 

Lunar Exploration: Human Pioneers and Robotic Surveyors

  • (Springer-Praxis Books in Astronomy and Space Sciences)
  • by Paolo Ulivi, David M Harland (Paperback - January 2004)
  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Springer Verlag; (January 2004)
  • ISBN: 185233746X

 

Moon Morphology: Interpretations Based on Lunar Orbiter Photography

  • by Peter H. Schultz
  • Publisher: Univ of Texas Press; (June 1976)
  • ASIN: 0292750366

 

The Book of the Moon: A Lunar Introduction to Astronomy, Geology, Space Physics, and Space Travel

  • by Thomas A. Hockey
  • Paperback: 273 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (Paper); (June 1986)
  • ASIN: 0130799637

 

The Lunar Rocks

  • by Brian Harold, Mason, William G. Melson
  • Textbook Binding: 179 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; (January 1970)
  • ASIN: 0471575305

 

Handbook of Soviet Lunar & Planetary Exploration

  • by Nicholas L. Johnson (Hardcover - December 1979)
  • Hardcover: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Univelt; (December 1979)
  • ISBN: 0877031053 |

 

Planetary Science: A Lunar Perspective

  • by Stuart Ross Taylor
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Lunar & Planetary Institute; (March 1982)
  • ASIN: 0942862007

 

Lunar Science - A Post-Apollo View

  • by Taylor
  • Publisher: Pergamon Press; (October 1975)
  • ASIN: 0080182739

 

Moon Rocks and Minerals: Scientific Results of the Study of the Apollo 11 Lunar Samples With Preliminary Data on Apollo 12 Samples

  • by Alfred Abraham Levinson
  • Publisher: Pergamon Press; (December 1972)
  • ASIN: 0080166695

 

The Geologic History of the Moon

  • U.S. Geological Survey, Professional paper 1348
  • United States Government Printing Office
  • Washington, 1987

 

 

21st Century Guide to the Clementine Lunar Mission and Images, Finding of Ice at South Pole, Albedo Maps

  • by World Spaceflight News (CD-ROM )
  • CD-ROM: 1456 pages
  • Publisher: Progressive Management; (January 27, 2003)
  • ISBN: 1592481361

 

 

Space Manufacturing 5: Engineering With Lunar and Asteroidal Materials

  • by Gregg Maryniak (Hardcover - June 1986)
  • Hardcover: 268 pages
  • Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; (June 1986)
  • ISBN: 093040307X

 

Lunar Sourcebook : A User's Guide to the Moon

  • by Grant Heiken (Editor), et al
  • Hardcover: 756 pages; Dimensions (inches): 1.69 x 10.33 x 7.44
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; (April 26, 1991)
  • ASIN: 0521334446
  • ASI Review

 

 

The Once and Future Moon

  • by Paul Spudis
  • Smithsopnian Institution Press
  • Washington, 1996
  • ISBN 1-56098-634-4

 

What If the Moon Didn't Exist?: Voyages to Earths That Might Have Been

  • by Neil F. Comins
  • Paperback: 336 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 8.00 x 5.25
  • Publisher: Harperperennial Library; Reprint edition (January 1995)
  • ASIN: 0060925566

 

 

Lunar Prospector: Against All Odds

  • by Alan B. Binder
  • Lunar Research Institute, 1100 pages
  • Ken Press. Tucson, 2005

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LUNAR RESOURCES & DEVELOPMENT

2nd Edition 2007- Highly Recommended *****

The Moon: Resources, Future Development, and Settlement

  • David Schrunk, Burton Sharpe, Bonnie Cooper, Madhu Thangavelu
  • Publisher: Praxis; 2nd edition (Oct. 4, 2007):
  • ISBN-10: 0387360557
  • ISBN-13: 978-0387360553
 

 

Mining technology for lunar resource utilization

  • (SuDoc I 28.155:OFR-37-91)
  • by John A. Siekmeier
  • Publisher: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Mines; (1990)
  • ASIN: B00010NI7G
  • currently unavailable

 

Human exploration and settlement of the moon using LUNOX-augmented NTR propulsion

  • (SuDoc NAS 1.15:107093)
  • by Stanley K. Borowski
  • Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration National Technical Information Service, distributor; (1995)
  • ASIN: B00010QNZ0
  • currently unavailable

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LUNAR OUTPOSTS

 

Lunar Bases and Space Activities of the 21st Century

  • by W.W. Mendell (Editor)
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Lunar & Planetary Institute; (January 1986)
  • ASIN: 0942862023

 

 

The Lunar Base Handbook

  • by Peter Eckart, Buzz Aldrin (Paperback )
  • Paperback: 888 pages; Dimensions (inches): 1.00 x 9.00 x 6.00
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Primis Custom Publishing; 1 edition (December 1, 1999)
  • ISBN: 0072401710
  • ASI Review

 

Lunar Bases
  • (First Books)
  • by Sharon Cosner
  • School & Library Binding; Dimensions (inches): 0.25 x 8.75 x 7.50
  • Publisher: Franklin Watts, Incorporated; (February 1990)
  • ASIN: 0531108945

 

Back to the Moon: Mankind Returns to the Lunar Surface

  • by Kevin M. Caruso (Hardcover - January 2001)
  • Hardcover: 282 pages
  • Publisher: Aerospace 1 Publications; (January 2001)
  • ISBN: 0970515006

 

Lunar Base Agriculture: Soils for Plant Growth

  • by D.W. Ming, D.L. Henninger (Hardcover - August 1989)
  • Publisher: Amer Society of Agronomy; (August 1989)
  • ISBN: 0891181008

 

Genesis II: Advanced Lunar Outpost

  • by Gary T. Moore (Editor) (Paperback - June 1991)
  • Paperback: ; Dimensions (inches): 0.25 x 8.50 x 11.00
  • Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Milwaukee; (June 1991)
  • ISBN: 0938744747

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ASTRONOMY FROM THE MOON

 

Design of a lunar farside observatory final report

  • (SuDoc NAS 1.26:186671)
  • by NASA
  • Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration National Technical Information Service, distributor; (1989)
  • ASIN: B00010LNPA
  • currently unavailable

 

Optical Astronomy from the Earth and Moon:

  • Astronomical Society of the Pacific Summer Scientific Meeting, San Diego, California 13-15 July 1993 (Ast)
  • by Diane M. Pyper, Ronald J. Angione (Editor) (Hardcover - April 1994)
  • Hardcover: ; Dimensions (inches): 1.00 x 9.50 x 6.50
  • Publisher: Astronomical Society Pacific; (April 1994)
  • ISBN: 0937707740

 

Astronomy and Space Science from the Moon

  • by B. H. Foing (Editor)
  • Paperback: 290 pages; Dimensions (inches): 0.50 x 11.00 x 7.50
  • Publisher: Pergamon Press; (November 1, 1994)
  • ASIN: 008042483X

 

Astrophysics from the Moon/Proposed Optical Interferometer With Automated Deployment

  • (Aip Conference Proceedings, No 207)
  • by Michael J. Mumma (Editor), Harlan J. Smith (Editor) (Hardcover - May 1992)
  • Hardcover: 656 pages
  • Publisher: Springer Verlag; (May 1992)
  • ISBN: 0883187701

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OBSERVING THE MOON

 

Welcome to the Moon: Twelve Lunar Expeditions for Small Telescopes

  • by Robert Bruce Kelsey (Paperback - June 2003)
  • [Beginners]
  • Paperback: 111 pages; Dimensions (inches): 0.28 x 8.53 x 5.54
  • Publisher: Naturegraph Pub; (June 2003)
  • ISBN: 0879612452

 

 

 

 

Exploring the Moon Through Binoculars and Small Telescopes

  • by Ernest H. Cherrington
  • Paperback: 240 pages; Dimensions (inches): 0.56 x 11.00 x 8.28
  • Publisher: Dover Pubns, 1984
  • ISBN: 0486244911

 

 

 

A Portfolio of Lunar Drawings

  • by Harold Hill
  • Practical Astronomy Handbooks 1
  • Cambridge University Press, 1991
  • ISBN 0 521 38113 4 hardback

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RETURN TO THE MOON

 

Moonrush: Improving Life on Earth with the Moon's Resources

  • by Dennis Wingo
  • Apogee Books Space Series 43
  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Collector's Guide Publishing Inc (July 1, 2004)
  • ISBN: 1894959108
  • Dimensions: 10.0 x 6.9 x 0.6 inches

     

 

Return to the Moon: Exploration, Enterprise, and Energy in the Human Settlement of Space

  • by Harrison H. Schmitt
  • Hardcover - Nov 16, 2005
  • 336 pagesPublisher: Springer; 1 edition (November 16, 2005)
  • ISBN: 0387242856
  • Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.6 x 1.2 inches

     

 

Return to the Moon: Apogee Books Space Series

  • Ed. Rick Tumlinson
  • Publisher: Collector's Guide Publishing Inc (November 1, 2005)
  • ISBN: 1894959329
  • Dimensions: 10.0 x 7.0 x 0.5 inches

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PHOTOGRAPHIC ATLASES

 

 

Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Near Side of the Moon

  • by Charles J. Byrne
  • Hardcover: 329 pages
  • Publisher: Springer (May 19, 2005)
  • ISBN: 1852338865
  • Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.8 x 1.1 inches