By Roy A. Gallant, Lowell Hess
Grade 5-7-This drab yet systematic survey bargains scholars an outline of our research of the pink Planet, from historic observations of its possible abnormal direction in the course of the sky to NASA's April 2004 determination to increase the missions of rovers Spirit and chance. regardless of infrequent and clumsy efforts to rev it up ("After screaming via area at 16 thousand miles in keeping with hour:"), the prose is as dry because the Martian floor, and a number of other of the accompanying, faded-looking black-and-white pictures or diagrams upload neither info nor perception. nonetheless, made up our minds readers will locate lots of present info, plus a strongly made case for sending people to Mars, and, to shut, fairly thorough and resource lists. whereas Seymour Simon's vacation spot: Mars (HarperCollins, 2000) or Stuart Murray and Edward S. Barnard's Mars (DK, 2004) have a long way more advantageous browser allure, Parks's publication is an appropriate selection for deeper topic collections.
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