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|Publisher:||Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||11.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Professor of astronomy at Cornell, Jim Bell was in charge of the photography on the Spirit and Opportunity rover missions to Mars that touched down in 2004.
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Jim Bell's POSTCARDS FROM MARS is a masterpiece. It promises the future for all of us.--Ray Bradbury
Wish you were here? I do! These picture postcards of the Martian planetscape perfectly frame the savage beauty of that alien world. And the messages accompanying the images--Jim Bell's informed, impassioned impressions of Mars--enhance the vicarious thrill of this unique travelogue. For an armchair space traveler, here is a fantasy realized.
POSTCARDS FROM MARS allows all of us to set foot on another planet. This superbly produced set of photographs from the historic Spirit and Opportunity rover missions is a spine-tingling preview of the dramatic landscapes that future humans will one day explore in person. And who better as a guide to these amazing images than the man in charge of taking them? Jim Bell has put together a beautiful, inspiring, and powerful book.
Jim Bell's POSTCARDS FROM MARS is a masterpiece. It promises the future for all of us.
This is a great book of real exploration on another world. The author made this an exceptional book by combining two techniques. First, he writes an exciting forst-person story of exploring the unknown and making important discoveries with two Mars rovers. Secondly, he presents stunning photos from the surface of Mars that illustrate his text and often show the discoveries made.The book concludes as the rovers are stil active and one rover is stil on a three year journey to a large distant crater.I happened to purchase this book about three years after one of the rovers started on this 13 mile journey and within weeks of its arrival on the edge of the crater. The images of the large crater and its boulders on the rim are just now coming in, eight years after the rover landed on Mars. This is such a success story of exploration it ranks with classic exploration stories.Mr. Bell has done an outstanding job presenting true exploration in an exciting way and with stunning photos. And it is all non-fiction and still unfolding.This is the kind of literature that could motivate young people to both learn and to explore.I recommend this book to anyone curious about exploration or about applying science and engineering to a specific goal.