by Elaine Landau
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Mars by Elaine Landau

The books in the highly praised First Book series provide basic facts on subjects in the social studies, the sciences, sports, and practical and fine arts. An inviting format, lively text, and interesting illustrations make these books especially popular with young readers. Each book is indexed and, where appropriate, includes a glossary, maps, further reading, and bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531147900
Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date: 03/28/2008
Series: A True Book:Space
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.08(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

A Trip to Mars: Could you jump higher on Mars than you can on Earth?     7
Mars in the Solar System: How old would you be if you lived on Mars?     15
What Is Mars Made Of?: Is it a good vacation spot?     21
Put on a Happy Face: How did astronomers find Mars's "happy face"?     26
The Moons of Mars: Why are the moons named for "panic" and "fear"?     29
Missions to Mars: What's crawling around on Mars?     35
True Statistics     43
Resources     44
Important Words     46
Index     47
About the Author     48

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Mars 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have found alot about mars. Mars was considered the "red planet that apperes to be a sparkling rusty red ball" as the book states. Mars was named for the ancient roman god of war to symbolize the blood that shed during war. Mars takes longer to orbit around the sun this takes longer that the earth to orbit aroound the sun. Mars is the fourth planet away from the sun. Earth is third away from the sun. Mars is smaller than the sun. Mars surface looks simialar to the dessert. Mars is -63 degrees Fahrenheit earths water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit. You can see Mars through a telescope and you will see areas of red green and brownish colors. Ocasinaly you can see white ice caps on mars. There is an unproven story about mars and that is if Mars have Live people called Martians. Percival Lowell made a Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. There has been a successful trip to mars in 1964 in Canaveral, Florida. I found this book very Educational and suggest reading this book