Uncovering the Secrets of the Red Planet
Paul Raeburn and National Geographic present a state-of-the-art report on Mars. Beginning with the mythology of Mars dating back to ancient times, Raeburn takes us on a tour through the earliest efforts to study Mars, including the “discovery” of its once-famous canals, and the many volumes of science fiction they spawned.
Mars includes spectacular photographs of the red planet, culled from NASA’s archives, including a three-dimensional fold out of the Martian landscape as seen by the Pathfinder mission. (The book comes with a pair of 3-D glasses.)
This beautiful book will intrigue youngsters and adults alike, making it a perfect complement to the family coffee table, or the children’s bookshelf.
Praise for Mars: Uncovering the Secrets of the Red Planet
“Raeburn’s account of human exploration of the red planet is fascinating.”
“Wonder and amazement await all who leaf thought this extraordinary new book about the human exploration of Mars…The exemplary text by Raeburn…does clarify difficult technical and scientific concepts while injecting welcome notes of drama, including a gripping history of our encounters with Mars.”
— Publishers Weekly