[71] Bibliography


This bibliography is not intended to be extensive. It is a guide to simply-written, and mostly inexpensive, books that I believe useful for additional reading. I have included a few references to more advanced material.


- Alter, Dinsmore, editor, Lunar Atlas, Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 1968. Excellent and very inexpensive. Contains many photographs of various features on the Moon. Strongly recommended for the interested layman. Paperbound, $5.00.

- American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, D.C., Apollo 11 Lunar Science Conference, McCall Printing Company, 1970. Historic milepost in lunar science. Contains the first public release of information obtained on the Apollo 11 samples by several hundred scientists. Written for fellow scientists. Obtain from AAAS, 1515 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005, Hardback $14.00, Paperback $3.00.

- Baldwin, Ralph B., The Measure of the Moon, The University of Chicago Press, 1963. Exhaustive study of the Moon. Important summary of knowledge of the Moon that existed before the lunar flights began. Although in places, the reading may be a little difficult, it is generally accessible to the layman, $13.50.

- Cortright, Edgar M., ea., Exploring Space with a Camera, NASA SP-168, NASA, Washington, D.C. Inexpensive. Contains many beautiful photographs obtained from space. Well worth the small investment for the layman with even mild interest in space. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., $4.25

- GPO Pamphet PL79A. Space: Missiles, the Moon, NASA and Satellites. Lists all space publications available through the Government Printing Office. Ask for current edition. Free.

- Hess, Wilmot, Robert Kovach, Paul W. Gast and Gene Simmons, The Exploration of the Moon , Scientific American, Vol. 221, No. 4, October 1969, pp 54 72. General statement of plans for lunar exploration. Written before first lunar landing. Suitable for layman. The authors were all instrumental in planning the lunar surface scientific operations of the Apollo program. Reprint available from W. H. Freeman and Company, 600 Market St., San Francisco, Calif. 94104, 25¢ postage paid.

- Jastrow, Robert, Red Giants and White Dwarfs, Harper and Row, 1967, 176 pp., $5.95. Very readable story of the evolution of stars, planets, and life.

- Kopal, Zdenek, An Introduction to the Study of the Moon, Gordon and Breach, New York, N.Y., 1966. For the mathematically inclined person, this book is an excellent introduction.

- Kosofsky, L. J. and Farouk El-Baz, The Moon as Viewed by Lunar Orbiter, NASA SP-200, NASA, Washington, D.C., 1970. Excellent reproductions of beautiful photographs of the Moon obtained from the Lunar Orbiter spacecraft. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., $7.75.

- Levinson, A. A., editor, Proceedings of the Second Lunar Science Conference, 1971. Very extensive coverage. Good source of advanced material. Intended for fellow scientists. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 3 volumes, $70.

- Levinson, A. A., editor, Proceeding & of the Apollo 11 Lunar Science Conference, 1970. Extensive coverage of the first public release of information obtained from Apollo 11. Advanced. Intended for fellow scientists. Pergamon Press, 3 Volumes.

- Levinson, A. A., and S. R. Taylor, If Moon Rocks and Minerals, 1971. Excellent introduction to the results obtained from studies of Apollo 11 lunar samples. Most of the book suitable for knowledgeable laymen. Pergamon Press, 222 pp., $11.50.

- Mason, Brian and W. G. Melson, The Lunar Rocks, 1970. Suitable for those with some familiarity with science. J. Wiley and Sons, 179 pp.

- McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Space, 1967. Easy to read. Profusely illustrated. Excellent source of information written in an easy-to-read style. Covers unmanned and manned space exploration, 831 pp., $27.50.

- Mutch, Thomas A., Geology of the Moon, A Stratigraphic view, Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1970. Excellent introduction to lunar geology. Written before Apollo 11 landing but still quite current. Previous geological training not necessary. $17.50.

- NASA, Ranger IX Photographs of the Moon, NASA SP-112, NASA, Washington, D.C., 1966. Beautiful close-up photographs of the Moon, obtained on the final mission of the Ranger series, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., $6.50.

- NASA, Earth Photographs from Gemini VI through XII, NASA SP-171, NASA, Washington, D.C., 1968. Contains many beautiful photographs of the Earth from space. In color. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., $8.00.

[72] - NASA, Surveyor Program Results, NASA SP-184, NASA, Washington, D.C., 1969. Final report of the results obtained in the Surveyor Program. Surveyor was the first soft-landed spacecraft on the Moon and provided many important data. Because only one of the Surveyor sites has been revisited, the data given in this book are very important to our current understanding of the Moon. Part is easily readable by the layman; some is more difficult. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., $4.75.

- Scientific American. Several articles on the scientific findings of lunar research have appeared in the past two years. They are accurate, informative, and written in easy-to-read style. Copies of each article may be obtained for 25¢. I suggest you see the magazine index for articles on the Moon.

- Shelton, W.R., Man's Conquest of Space, 1968. Beautifully illustrated overview of space exploration. National Geographic Soc., 200 pp., $4.25.

- Wood, John A., Meteorites and the Origin of Planets, 1968. Inexpensive. Suitable for layman. Good introduction to meteorites, McGraw-Hill Book Company.



The picture sets described below are available, at prices quoted, from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.


- NASA Picture Set No. 1 Apollo-"In the Beginning . . ."-Seven 11" x 14" color lithographs that illustrate highlights from the Apollo 8, 9 and 10 missions. $1.25 per set.

- NASA Picture Set No. 2 Men of Apollo.-Five 11" by 14" color lithographs that include portraits of the crews of Apollo 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. $1.00 per set.

- NASA Picture Set No. 3 Eyewitness to Space.-Twelve 16" x 20" color lithographs that reproduce the paintings of space program scenes by artists Mitchell Jamieson, Peter Hurd, James Wyeth, Lamar Dodd, George Weymouth, Nicholas Solovioff, Hugh Laidman, Fred Freeman, Billy Morrow Jackson, Paul Calle and Frank McMahon. $2.75 per set.

- NASA Picture Set No. 4 First Manned Lunar Landing.- Twelve 11" x 14" color lithographs depict-the historic journey of Apollo 11, man's first visit to another celestial body. $1.75 per set.

- NASA Picture Set No. 5 Man on the Moon. One 16" x 20" color lithograph that best illustrates man's moment of success, the first step in his conquest of space. $1.00 per copy.

- NASA Picture Set No. 6 Apollo 12-Pinpoint Landing on the Moon.-Eight 11" x 14" color lithographs and two 11" x 14" black and white lithographs illustrating man's return to the Moon. $1.50 per set.



NASA publications in the EP (for educational publications ) series have included several dealing with the Apollo program and Apollo flights. Titles listed below may be ordered from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington D.C., 20402.


- EP-70 Mission Report/Apollo 10.-The Apollo mission took two astronauts to within 50,000 feet of the lunar surface in a full dress rehearsal of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. This booklet describes that mission as the final test of all elements of the Apollo system. In full color. 12 pages. 35 cents.

- EP-71 "In This Decade . . " Mission to the Moon.- This "pre-launch" booklet outlines the complex steps leading to a manned lunar landing. The many and varied areas of research and development conducted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration are illustrated In color. 48 pages. $1.25.

- EP-72 Log of Apollo 11.- The greatest voyage in the history of mankind, the journey of Apollo 11, is documented in this booklet. In color. 12 pages. 35 cents.

- EP-73 The First Lunar Landing/As Told by the Astronauts.-The Apollo 11 postflight press conference is recorded in the astronauts' own words. They describe the history-making mission and answer reporters' questions. 24 pages. 75 cents.

- EP-74 Apollo 12/A New Vista for Lunar Science.-The mission described as ". . . a thousand, maybe even a million times more important than Apollo 11", is shown as a significant addition to man's knowledge of the universe. 20 pages. 65 cents.

- EP-76 Apollo 13. "Houston, We've Got a Problem."- Failure of one of Apollo 13's oxygen tanks made it necessary to continue flight in an emergency mode to and around the Moon, and back to splashdown in the Pacific Ocean. The story of this dramatic flight is told mainly in excerpts from the conversations between the astronauts and Mission Control. 25 pages. 75 cents.

- EP-91 Apollo 14: Science at Fra Mauro.-Exploration of the upland Fra Mauro area of the Moon incorporated the most extensive scientific observations in manned lunar exploration up to that time. The story is presented in text, a traverse map and spectacular color photographs. The Fra Mauro area is believed to hold debris hurled out of the Moon's interior by the massive impact of an object from space. 48 pages. $1.25.

- EP-94 Apollo 15 At Hadley Base.-The flight of Endeavour and Falcon to the Apennine Mountain area. The ability of the Apollo 15 astronauts to explore was significantly enhanced by the use of a Lunar Roving Vehicle. The story is presented in text and full color pictures. 32 pages. 75 cents.