Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | August 20, 2014

Julie Schumacher: IMG Dear Professor Fitger



Saint Paul, August 2014 Dear Professor Fitger, I've been asked to say a few words about you for Powells.com. Having dreamed you up with a ball-point... Continue »
  1. $16.07 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Dear Committee Members

    Julie Schumacher 9780385538138

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$13.50
List price: $19.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Astronomy- Space Exploration

More copies of this ISBN

Destination Mars: New Explorations of the Red Planet

by

Destination Mars: New Explorations of the Red Planet Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

US

Review:

"As Pyle (Destination Moon) points out, Mars is a 'planet of dreams,' provoking fantasies about aliens and busy canals. Advances in technology over the past 50 years, however, have given us a more accurate if equally vivid insight into the red planet. Pyle's time line of Mars exploration introduces both the missions and the scientists and engineers behind them, such as musician-turned-planetary geologist Jeffrey Plaut and Rob Manning, Pathfinder's chief engineer and online NASA star. The tour begins with the space probe Mariner 4, which in 1965 captured the first closeup images of 'a dry, barren place festooned with craters.' Pyle goes on to describe how later flybys revealed old volcanoes, evidence of wind erosion, and most surprising, gullies, streambeds, and canyons — signs that there had once been moving water on Mars. Succeeding missions sampled soil and delivered more revealing pictures of Mars's surface. Later robot explorers like Spirit, Opportunity, and Phoenix carried more advanced onboard labs to search for water and evidence of microbial life. As the souped-up Curiosity rover preps for landing later this year, with the capacity to take 3D photos and HD video, Pyle gives readers a workmanlike, enlightening crash course in Mars research and exploration. Photos. Agent: John Willig, Literary Services Inc." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Rod Pyle is the author of the widely praised books Destination Moon and Missions to the Moon, as well as the popular audiobook In Their Own Words: The Space Race. He has written and produced numerous documentaries for the History Channel and Discovery Communications, including the acclaimed Modern Marvels: Apollo 11 and Mars: 100 Years of Discovery. Pyle has been an assistant professor at the University of La Verne, California, and frequently lectures at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781616145897
Author:
Pyle, Rod
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Author:
Manning, Robert
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Astronomy
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
348
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.72 in 1.1525 lb

Other books you might like

  1. The Unofficial Lego Builder's Guide... New Trade Paper $24.95
  2. Powell's Stainless Steel Pint Glass New Miscellaneous $10.00

Related Subjects

Engineering » Civil Engineering » Transportation
Reference » Science Reference » General
Reference » Science Reference » Technology
Science and Mathematics » Astronomy » General
Science and Mathematics » Astronomy » Space Exploration

Destination Mars: New Explorations of the Red Planet Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$13.50 In Stock
Product details 348 pages Prometheus Books - English 9781616145897 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "As Pyle (Destination Moon) points out, Mars is a 'planet of dreams,' provoking fantasies about aliens and busy canals. Advances in technology over the past 50 years, however, have given us a more accurate if equally vivid insight into the red planet. Pyle's time line of Mars exploration introduces both the missions and the scientists and engineers behind them, such as musician-turned-planetary geologist Jeffrey Plaut and Rob Manning, Pathfinder's chief engineer and online NASA star. The tour begins with the space probe Mariner 4, which in 1965 captured the first closeup images of 'a dry, barren place festooned with craters.' Pyle goes on to describe how later flybys revealed old volcanoes, evidence of wind erosion, and most surprising, gullies, streambeds, and canyons — signs that there had once been moving water on Mars. Succeeding missions sampled soil and delivered more revealing pictures of Mars's surface. Later robot explorers like Spirit, Opportunity, and Phoenix carried more advanced onboard labs to search for water and evidence of microbial life. As the souped-up Curiosity rover preps for landing later this year, with the capacity to take 3D photos and HD video, Pyle gives readers a workmanlike, enlightening crash course in Mars research and exploration. Photos. Agent: John Willig, Literary Services Inc." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.