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Welcome to Mars by Buzz Aldrin
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it was amazing
bookshelves: mars, space-travel, colonization, nonfiction, middle-grades, science, space-science

WELCOME TO MARS: MAKING A HOME ON THE RED PLANET by Buzz Aldrin and Marianne Dyson takes an amazing look at the near-future reality of a human colony on Mars.

Readers are invited to become Martian pioneers as they work their way the information they’ll need to journey to Mars and build a permanent home.

This visually-rich, well-organized book includes short chapters dealing with key issues related to space travel and the colonization of Mars. Numerous fun activities, author side-bars, interesting fact boxes, stunning photographs, detailed illustrations, intriguing diagrams and primary source documents add to the appeal. A timelines and map of Mars are particularly interesting. The book concludes with book and website lists, a glossary, credits, and an index.

Librarians will find an eager audience for this timely work of nonfiction. With movie The Martian coming out in October, the book is sure to be a hit. Plan an event around this interest in Mars. Pair the book with the many NASA websites featuring information about Mars.

To learn more about Buzz Aldrin, go to http://buzzaldrin.com/.
To learn more about co-author Marianne Dyson, go to http://www.mariannedyson.com/.

Published by National Geographic Children’s Books on September 1, 2015.
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Started Reading
September 9, 2015 – Shelved
September 9, 2015 – Shelved as: mars
September 9, 2015 – Shelved as: space-travel
September 9, 2015 – Shelved as: colonization
September 9, 2015 – Shelved as: nonfiction
September 9, 2015 – Shelved as: middle-grades
September 9, 2015 – Shelved as: science
September 9, 2015 – Shelved as: space-science
September 9, 2015 – Finished Reading

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