Textbooks and Guidebooks

Sailing by the Sun, the Moon, and the stars (Aurora Anna Kristjánsdóttir)


The list of textbooks and guidebooks below is planned to cover broadly aero/space medicine, medicine in austere and extreme environments, and the diverse fields of endeavour that this covers. We are happy to receive contributions, and to add additional categories of resources. Please contact us to contribute.

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Aerospace Medicine Textbooks

Barratt, M. R., & Pool, S. L. (Eds.). (2008). Principles of clinical medicine for space flight. Springer Science & Business Media.

Buckey, J.C. (2006). Space physiology. Oxford University Press.

Busby, D. E. (2016). Space clinical medicine: a prospective look at medical problems from hazards of space operations.

Curdt-Christiansen, C., Draeger, J., Kriebel, J. (2009). Principles and practice of aviation medicine. World Scientific.

Clément, G. (2011). Fundamentals of space medicine (Vol. 23). Springer Science & Business Media.

Davis, J., Stepanek, J., Fogarty, J. , & Blue, R. (2021). Fundamentals of Aerospace
(5th ed.). Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Gradwell, D., & Rainford, D. (Eds.). (2016). Ernsting’s Aviation and Space Medicine 5E. CRC Press.

Green, N., Gaydos, S. J., Hutchison, E. J., & Nicol, E. (Eds.). (2019). Handbook of Aviation and Space Medicine. CRC Press.

Nicogossian, A.E., Williams, R.S., Huntoon, C.L., Doarn, C.R., Polk, J.D., Schneider, V.S. (2016). Space physiology and medicine: from evidence to practice. Springer.

Young, L.R., Sutton, J.P. (2021) Handbook of Bioastronautics. Springer.

Specific Topic Textbooks

Blottner, D. (Ed.) (2015). The neuromuscular system: from earth to space life science: neuromuscular cell signalling in disuse and exercise. Springer.

Choukèr, A. (Ed.) (2020). Stress Challenges and Immunity in Space: From Mechanisms to Monitoring and Preventive Strategies. Springer.

Gunga, H. C., von Ahlefeld, V. W., Coriolano, H. J. A., Werner, A., & Hoffmann, U. (2016). Cardiovascular system, red blood cells, and oxygen transport in microgravity. Springer.

Hargens, A. R., Liu, J. H., Otto, C. A., & Macias, B. R. (Eds.). (2017). Intracranial pressure and its effect on vision in space and on earth: vision impairment in space. World Scientific.

Hilbig, R., Gollhofer, A., Bock, O., & Manzey, D. (2017). Sensory Motor and Behavioral Research in Space. Springer International Publishing.

Ley, W., Wittmann, K., & Hallmann, W. (Eds.). (2009). Handbook of space technology (Vol. 22). John Wiley & Sons.

Milligan, T. (2014). Nobody owns the moon: The ethics of space exploitation. McFarland.

Norris, P. (2019). Returning People to the Moon After Apollo: Will It Be Another Fifty Years? Springer.

Ruyters, G., Betzel, C., & Grimm, D. (2017). Biotechnology in Space. Springer International Publishing.

Schneider, S., & Köln, O. D. S. (Eds.). (2016). Exercise in space: a holistic approach for the benefit of human health on earth. Springer.

Schwartz, J. S., & Milligan, T. (Eds.). (2016). The ethics of space exploration. Springer International Publishing.

Seedhouse, E. (2015). Microgravity and vision impairments in astronauts. Springer.

Seedhouse, E. (2014). Tourists in space: a practical guide. Springer.

Szocik, K. (Ed.) (2020). Human enhancements for space missions: lunar, martian, and future missions to the outer planets. Springer.

Wotring, V. (2012). Space pharmacology. Springer.

Xi, L., Serebrovskaya, T.V. (Eds.) (2012). Intermittent hypoxia and human diseases. Springer.

Many thanks to Philip Vukovic, BSc., for his help in compiling the list of resources on this page.

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