Moons of the Solar System

An Illustrated Encyclopedia


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About the Book

The first half of this book is devoted to earth’s moon. General statistical data are followed by such subjects as eclipses, spacecraft landings, phenomena, mapping, and the hundreds of small and large surface features with the sources of their names. The second half is about the 70 other known moons of the solar system, with size, discovery date and other data. There are 7 appendices and 62 photographs (18 in color).

About the Author(s)

John Stewart is the author of non-fiction books on a variety of topics including African states and rulers, Antarctica, the British Empire, Moons of the solar system, Italian movies, Broadway musicals, the British circus, Lord Byron, Jefferson Davis, and Confederate spies. Winner of numerous reference book awards, he lives in West Jefferson, North Carolina.

Bibliographic Details

John Stewart
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 260
Bibliographic Info: 62 photos (18 in color), bibliographies, appendices
Copyright Date: 2012 [1991]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7390-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      xi
A Note on the Naming of Lunar Features      xv

Part I Luna, Earth’s Moon      1
Lunar Data      3
Luna A-Z      5
Lunar Bibliography      107

Part II Photographs      109
Checklist of Moons Depicted      110

Part III The Other Moons of the Solar System      151
Pronunciation Guide      153
The Other Moons A-Z      155

Part IV Appendices      227
1. The Moons Planet by Planet      229
2. Order of Discovery      233
3. Order of Size      235
4. Order of Visible Magnitudes      237
5. Moons with an Atmosphere      239
6. The Early Discoverers      241
7. Relevant Space Missions      243

Book Reviews & Awards

“this guide to moons near and far shines bright”—Wilson Library Bulletin; “well organized…valuable”—Choice; “no other work presents the information in such a well-organized way and in so much detail”—ARBA.