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Number of Pages: 32
Publication Date: 2004
|Dimensions: 10.10 X 10.10 X 0.10 (inches)|
Seymour Simon has written more than 150 award-winning science books about animals, anatomy, astronomy, earth science, and vehicles!
Named after the Roman god of war, Mars has fascinated people for thousands of years. Did you know that . . .
- A Martian year is 687 Earth days, almost twice as long as a year on Earth.
- Mars’s biggest valley, Valles Marineris, is four times as deep as the Grand Canyon!
- Scientists think that Mars, now rocky and barren, once had an ocean, rivers, and a thicker atmosphere.
- The first robot ever to explore the surface of Mars is only about the size of a child’s toy wagon.
Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children’s science book] field” by the New York Times. He has written more than 300 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Columbia County in Upstate New York. You can visit him online at www.seymoursimon.com, where students can post on the “Seymour Science Blog” and educators can download a free four-page teacher guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Join the growing legion of @seymoursimon fans on Twitter!