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Children's Nonfiction Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science

Journey to Mars

Quest for the Red Planet

by (author) Jonathan Webb

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Jan 2010
Category
Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781443100090
    Publish Date
    Jan 2010
    List Price
    $12.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 13
  • Grade: 5 to 7

Description

Undoubtedly, getting to Mars is not going to be easy. The voyagers will face extreme physical danger--from asteroids and massive Martian dust storms to erupting giant volcanoes. Could humans survive the Red Planet? Drawing on the latest scientific research, and delving into humankind's fascination with Mars, Jonathan Webb creates a lively picture of what a Mars expedition would be like--from life aboard a Mars habitation module, how the astronauts would explore the planet's surface, to their triumphant return to Earth.

About the author

Jonathan Webb is a journalist, editor and writer of both fiction and non-fiction. His other titles for children include What's a Zoo Do? and Journey to Mars. He lives in Toronto, Ontario

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Awards

  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Short-listed, OLA Red Maple Award, Non-Fiction

Librarian Reviews

Journey to Mars: Quest for the Red Planet

For centuries humans have been fascinated with Mars, and modern technology has increased our knowledge of the Red Planet immeasurably. Drawing on the latest scientific research, this book offers a lively picture of what a Mars expedition would be like — from life aboard a Mars habitation module and exploration of the planet’s surface to the triumphant return to Earth.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2011.

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