Max Goes to the Moon

Author: Jeffrey Bennett
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Taking the first trip to the Moon since the Apollo missions, Max the dog and his friend Tori help set up the first colony on the Moon.

Max Goes to the Space Station

Author: Jeffrey Bennett
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ISBN: 9781937548285
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Max the dog is chosen to visit the international space station, where he becomes a valuable member of the crew.

Max Goes to Jupiter

Author: Jeffrey O. Bennett
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ISBN: 9780972181938
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Set in the future, Max and his crew must take an incredible ride on a new device called the Space Elevator to help his friend Tori, the chief scientist of the Jupiter Mission, explore two of Jupiter's moons.

Max Goes to Mars

Author: Jeffrey Bennett
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ISBN: 9781937548445
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When Max the dog becomes the first canine to embark on a mission to Mars, he makes one of the most important discoveries of all time, in a book that includes facts about Mars.

Max s Ice Age Adventure

Author: Logan Weinman
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ISBN: 9780972181921
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Max the dog and his friend Tori, after volunteering to test out the latest time machine, are sent back to visit the Ice Age where they marvel at the ice and snowflakes and have a scary encounter with a saber-toothed tiger.

Alien Volcanoes

Author: Rosaly M. C. Lopes
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801886732
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At once terrifyingly destructive and awe-inspiringly beautiful, volcanoes have long fascinated humankind. From Vesuvius and Etna to Krakatau and Mount Saint Helen’s, these molten rock- and ash-spewing geysers have destroyed whole cities and countless lives, and altered the course of history. Yet our understanding of volcanoes on Earth—and throughout the celestial world—remains maddeningly incomplete. With Alien Volcanoes, Rosaly M. C. Lopes and Michael W. Carroll offer a dynamic tour of volcanic activity across the solar system. Through eight gracefully written chapters laced with gripping photographs and stunning artwork, Lopes and Carroll survey the complete spectrum of volcanism in time and location, from the solar system’s origin to the modern era and from the familiar shield volcanoes of the terrestrial worlds to the bizarre superchilled geysers on distant ice moons. In the process, they entertain the possibility of hidden lakes on Saturn’s moon Enceladus, discuss the potential effects of greenhouse gases on Neptune’s moon Triton, reconstruct the last moments of life for Pompeiians in the face of an erupting Mount Vesuvius, and explain how a 4,000-mile-long river of lava could have once flowed freely across the plains of Venus. Richly illustrated with original paintings supplemented by NASA and European Space Agency photographs, Alien Volcanoes advances our knowledge of volcanoes on other heavenly bodies, enhances our ability to comprehend how they came into being on Earth, and describes how we might better predict the impact of future eruptions.

Martian Outpost

Author: Erik Seedhouse
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387981918
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Mars Outpost provides a detailed insight into the various technologies, mission architectures, medical requirements, and training needed to send humans to Mars. It focuses on mission objectives and benefits, and the risks and complexities that are compounded when linked to an overall planet exploration program involving several expeditions and setting up a permanent presence on the surface. The first section provides the background to sending a human mission to Mars. Analogies are made with early polar exploration and the expeditions of Shackleton, Amundsen, and Mawson. The interplanetary plans of the European Space Agency, NASA, and Russia are examined, including the possibility of one or more nations joining forces to send humans to Mars. Current mission architectures, such as NASA’s Constellation, ESA’s Aurora, and Ross Tierney’s DIRECT, are described and evaluated. The next section looks at how humans will get to the Red Planet, beginning with the preparation of the crew. The author examines the various analogues to understand the problems Mars-bound astronauts will face. Additional chapters describe the transportation hardware necessary to launch 4-6 astronauts on an interplanetary trajectory to Mars, including the cutting edge engineering and design of life support systems required to protect crews for more than a year from the lethal radiation encountered in deep space. NASA’s current plan is to use standard chemical propulsion technology, but eventually Mars crews will take advantage of advanced propulsion concepts, such as the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket, ion drives and nuclear propulsion. The interplanetary options for reaching Mars, as well as the major propulsive maneuvers required and the trajectories and energy requirements for manned and unmanned payloads, are reviewed . Another chapter addresses the daunting medical problems and available countermeasures for humans embarking on a mission to Mars: the insidious effects of radiation on the human body and the deleterious consequences of bone and muscle deconditioning. Crew selection will be considered, bearing in mind the strong possibility that they may not be able to return to Earth. Still another chapter describes the guidance, navigation, and control system architecture, as well as the lander design requirements and crew tasks and responsibilities required to touch down on the Red Planet. Section 3 looks at the surface mission architectures. Seedhouse describes such problems as radiation, extreme temperatures, and construction challenges that will be encountered by colonists. He examines proposed concepts for transporting cargo and astronauts long distances across the Martian surface using magnetic levitation systems, permanent rail systems, and flying vehicles. In the penultimate chapter of the book, the author explains an adaptable and mobile exploration architecture that will enable long-term human exploration of Mars, perhaps making it the next space-based tourist location.

The Wizard Who Saved the World

Author: Jeffrey Bennett
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ISBN: 9780972181945
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Longing to become a wizard so that he can magically fight global warming, young Diego realizes that he does not possess magical powers and considers other environmentally friendly careers, in a story complemented by informative scientific sidebars. By the author of Max Goes to the Moon. $25,000 ad/promo.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time

Author: Mark Haddon
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448139856
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'Lots of things are mysteries. But that doesn't mean there isn't an answer to them' This is Christopher's murder mystery story. There are also no lies in this story because Christopher can't tell lies. Christopher does not like strangers or the colours yellow or brown or being touched. On the other hand, he knows all the countries in the world and their capital cities and every prime number up to 7507. When Christopher decides to find out who killed the neighbour's dog, his mystery story becomes more complicated than he could have ever predicted. BACKSTORY: Meet the author and learn about the background to Christopher's story.

You are the First Kid on Mars

Author: Patrick O'Brien
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399246347
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Using the most up-to-date scientific facts and theories, this richly illustrated picture book offers young readers a realistic look at what it would take to establish a base on Mars and the way of life that could be sustained on a planet more than 30 million miles away from Earth.