Featuring actual NASA photos, this guide to Mars flies kids and their imaginations to the mysterious red planet. Part teacher, part playmate, this book is a great introduction to the fascinations of the fourth planet from the sun. Includes 50 color illustrations.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Grade 3-4?What would living on Mars be like? Though surface conditions there are closer to those of Earth than any other planet's, human colonists would still face severely low levels of oxygen, water, and atmospheric pressure, plus temperatures that drop "to 195 degrees below zero." After a quick history of our interest in the Red Planet, from the observations of ancient astronomers, through The War of the Worlds to the upcoming Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Pathfinder missions, Schraff describes a variety of unlikely but excitingly large-scale plans to make Mars more habitable for invaders from Earth. Ultimately, she rejects "terraforming"?exploding superbombs beneath the surface, focusing giant mirrors on the poles, or releasing CFCs to create a greenhouse effect?in favor of much quicker "para-terraforming" schemes involving domes, underground quarters, and other structures. The illustrations ably mix full-color and black-and-white photos with artist's conceptions to give viewers a good idea of what Mars looks like now, and what it could become. A swift once-over that will encourage young readers to do some planetary imagineering of their own.?John Peters, New York Public Library
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Avalon Travel Publishing. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Bookseller Inventory # G1562613103I5N10
Book Description Avalon Travel Publishing, 1996. Book Condition: Good. 1st. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP2984984
Book Description Avalon Travel Publishing, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1562613103
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97815626131054.0
Book Description Avalon Travel Publishing, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P021562613103