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The Story of Mars

Ben Hubbard

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Space (Children's / Teenage)

Discover all about one of planet Earth's closest neighbours!

Explore a whole new world!

Could Mars be a future home for humans? Were there ever aliens on the red planet? How does Mars compare to our own planet? Discover the answer to these questions, and much more, with The Story of Mars.

Over the coming years, Mars is set to be at the centre of space exploration. With many manned and unmanned missions planned over the next ten years, our distant neighbour now seems closer than ever.

THE STORY OF MARS takes a fascinating look at the history, geography, astronomy and science of the red planet. Natural wonders and extreme phenomena, such as the solar system's tallest mountain, its smallest moon, dust devils and supervolcanoes are all explored, as well as the possiblility of life. Beyond this, the book looks at the cultural and historical impact of Mars, as well as its potential as a home for humans.

Using photos from NASA's stunning archive, this book is the must-have guide to Mars for all children fascinated by space aged 9+.

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Ben Hubbard

Ben Hubbard began his writing career at a what's-on newspaper in the 1990s, interviewing bands, actors and artists in his native Wellington, New Zealand. He later joined the fast-paced world of daily newspaper journalism before packing up shop and moving to England. Here, Ben tied a number of new strings to his bow: magazine editor, book editor, and finally, author. Today, Ben writes a mix of non-fiction for all ages - preschoolers through to adults. He has penned titles on an eclectic subject range: from space exploration, samurai warriors and medieval castles; to pop music, pets, tornadoes and rugby skills.

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