Free Mars E-Book
A big fan of the Red Planet, I must say that I was impressed with this beautiful e-book. Aimed at a teen+ audience, it can be enjoyed by adults as well. The cover captures the excitement of Mars, but the real satisfaction is within the those covers. Images! Images Images! Bright, clear, crisp, thought-provoking! They describe the science, and they fire the imagination.
The inside page offers a large, captivating illustration of one of the MARS Rovers. As one moves through the book, the reader can see a model of a Martian snowflake; Martian atmosphere; topography map of Mars; The Face on Mars; Mars Global Surveyor; Pathfinder; Mars history including ancient coins, maps, sketches, telescopes, pop conceptions like War of the Worlds and Flash Gordon;Mariners 6, 7, 9 missions; Viking mission, Mars’ place in the Solar system and planetary facts; the ages of Mars.
Phobos & Deimos, the Martian Moons are explained here as well as the Sojourner Rover Mission; Martian Canyons; craters & volcanoes; Speculations on Martian Water–past and present; Martian Meteorites; Mars Rovers mission; Unsuccessful missions to Mars; Europe’s Mars Express; Martian Mysteries; Future exploration; Colonization & terra-forming; Did You Know Facts section; Martian Timeline; How to Observe Mars; and an excellent glossary.
I was most impressed with the illustrations in this book. They really do the Solar System’s red planet justice. A whole heap of information is stacked in such a small space. This is a must addition to any Red Planet fan’s library. Truly, this is a primer for introducing Mars to others…young or otherwise.