Exploring Mars: The Year by Year Narrative of Space Science from the First Mars Landing and Beyond (Paperback)
Go on a 60-year journey from the earliest Mars landing attempts to the missions active there today--told by the people, memes, and media of the time through the lens of today's top scientists.
Learn fun facts about space exploration and answer the most asked questions about Mars. From the search for little green men to live bacteria, we've all entertained the idea of extraterrestrial life. But where did this idea come from? What have the Mars robots found, and how has it shaped science today? Written and researched by one of the best Canadian space geographers, Danny Bednar, and NASA scientist/professional martian herself, Dr. Tanya Harrison, Exploring Mars answers these questions and more.
It's not just rocket science--it's fun. A solar system gift perfect for anyone interested in space exploration, aerospace, or even science-fiction, this coffee-table beauty is different from other books about space. Tapping into a large network of active and retired scientists, astronauts, writers, and TV personalities, this space book for adults and teens alike crafts a year-by-year anthropology of humanity's exploration of Mars that manages to be both a handy reference and fun fodder for everyone.
Inside Exploring Mars, you'll find:
- A timeline of our exploration of Mars with photos and descriptions of significant events from each year, like the first Mars landing
- Interviews, quotes, and answers to your foremost questions from top scientists and Mars experts
- Explanations of the science and lore surrounding Mars accompanied by popular memes and anecdotes about the red planet
If you like non-fiction space books such as Liftoff, This Book Is a Planetarium, or Extraterrestrial, you'll love Exploring Mars.