New and Noteworthy

Elsevier, 2018, 474 pp., Paperback. $150.00. http://www.elsevier.com Dynamic Mars: Recent and Current Landscape Evolution of the Red Planet presents the latest observations, interpretations, and explanations of geological change at the surface or near-surface of this terrestrial body. These changes raise questions about a decades-old paradigm, formed largely in the aftermath of very coarse Mariner-mission imagery […]
 
Elsevier, 2018, 293 pp., Paperback, $100.00. www.elsevier.com Airless Bodies of the Inner Solar System: Understanding the Process Affecting Rocky, Airless Surfaces focuses on the airless, rocky bodies in the inner solar system as a host unto themselves, with a unique set of processes that require a specific set of investigative techniques. The book allows readers […]
 
MIT Press, 2018, 192 pp., Hardcover. $40.00. mitpress.mit.edu July 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Apollo 11’s epochal lunar landing, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the surface of the Moon. This visually rich book offers a new perspective on that historic accomplishment, telling the story of the lunar landing and the events […]
 
TASCHEN, 2019, 468 pp., Hardcover, $150.00. www.taschen.com Throughout NASA’s 60-year history, images have played a central role. Who today is not familiar with the Hubble Space Telescope’s mesmerizing views of the universe or the pin-sharp panoramas of Mars from NASA’s surface rovers? And who could forget the photographs of the first men walking on the Moon? […]
 
Springer, 2018, 189 pp., Paperback. $29.99. www.springer.com This book introduces the reader to the wonders of Mars, covering all aspects from our past perceptions of the planet through to the latest knowledge on its history, its surface processes such as impact cratering, volcano formation, and glaciation, and its atmosphere and climate. In addition, a series […]
 
Smithsonian Books, 2018, 224 pp., Paperback. $17.95. www.smithsonianbooks.com The past few years have seen an incredible explosion in our knowledge of the universe. Since its 2009 launch, the Kepler satellite has discovered more than two thousand exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system. More exoplanets are being discovered all the time, and even more remarkable […]
 
Sterling Publishing, 2018, 160 pp., Hardcover, $24.95. www.sterlingpublishing.com Do you dream of traveling to other worlds? This visually spectacular book brings you closer to an interplanetary voyage than ever before! Following in the footsteps of Jim Bell’s successful The Space Book, Mars 3-D, and Moon 3-D, this large-format volume offers space enthusiasts an unparalleled visual […]
 
Two discs, $34.98. www.millcreekent.com Narrated by Academy-Award-winner Jennifer Lawrence, A Beautiful Planet is a breathtaking portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. Made in cooperation with NASA, the film features stunning footage of our magnificent blue planet — and the effects humanity has had […]
 
$24.99. www.shopatsky.com This beautiful circular jigsaw puzzle is 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter. Viking 1 Orbiter imagery of Mars provides a vivid picture that is affixed to a strong cardboard backing, then die-cut to produce 350 puzzle pieces. The finished product can be coated with puzzle glue, framed, and displayed. Warning: Not suitable for […]
 
Rockridge Press, 2018, 168 pp., Paperback, $16.99. www.rockridgepress.com One of the coolest things about outer space is that anyone can explore it. All you have to do is go outside and look up! Using plain sight, binoculars, or a small telescope, Astronomy for Kids shows stargazers how easy it is to explore space, just by stepping outside. […]
 
Capstone Press, 2018, 32 pp., Hardcover. $28.65. www.capstonepub.com Imagine discovering new planets lightyears away or galaxies you never knew existed. Readers learn all about new and amazing space discoveries in these carefully-leveled and engaging books reviewed by Smithsonian experts. For ages 7 to 10.
 
First Second Books, 2018, 128 pp., Paperback. $12.99. firstsecondbooks.com With Science Comics, you can explore the depths of the ocean, the farthest reaches of space, and everything in between! These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. In this volume, get up close and personal with Earth’s nearest neighbors―Venus with its […]
 
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