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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.

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

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

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.

Specific Topic Textbooks

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.

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.
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-29571-8 Schwartz, J. S., & Milligan, T. (Eds.). (2016). The ethics of space exploration. Springer International Publishing.

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

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