Leave it to the people at National Geographic to present us with a look at Mars that is both unique and beautiful. To add to the interest in this mysterious planet that we are getting more and more information about, the book has some 3-D glasses to view the depth in some photos.
The text by Paul Raeburn is easy to understand as we are introduced to the complexities of exploring this planet which is the closest to "earth-type' in our solar system. Experimental launches to study the planet can only occur once every 26 months so that our peek into the secrets of the planet are only now beginning to be understood. In fact, it is only very recently that the excitement of possibility that water might be on Mars has moved our understanding along to the possibility of some kind of life there. The 3-D pictures are breathtaking.
Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our September, 2000 issue.
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