From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ken Edgett)
Subject: new Kids Mars Book-- COOL!
Date: Fri, 06 Dec 1996 17:32:41 -0700 (MST)
Mars Educators, When I was at KSC for the Pathfinder launch earlier this week I bought a really great book for kids (I'd guess up to 6th grade) about scenarios for colonizing Mars in the future. The illustrations are absolutely some of the best anywhere (Michael Carroll did them, and he is one of the BEST). The book covers a lot of the issues about sending people to Mars and eventually whether we should terraform the planet. The book is so up-to-date that it includes the fact that Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Pathfinder are on their way! (However, there are some inaccuracies here--- note that "Ares Vallis" does not mean "Ram Valley"-- the "Ram" is "Aries"-- like the constellation, but "Ares" is the Greek god of War (i.e., Mars). Also note that they have the wrong date for the Viking 1 landing. Despite text/fact errors, the illustrations are so lovely that I would urge you to get this $7.00 paperback. See if your kids can find the errors in the text... "Are We Moving to Mars?" by Anne Schraff, John Muir Publications, Santa Fe, New Mexico, (c) 1996. ISBN # 1-56261-310-3. Ken Edgett Arizona Mars K-12 Education Program p.s. the MPF launch was AWESOME when seen in person. Start planning now to get yourself out to one of the 1998/99 launches!