Thursday, August 9, 2012

Five top books on Mars and beyond

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books on Mars and beyond:
Space Chronicles
by Neil deGrasse Tyson

As Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, Neil deGrasse Tyson knows how to make the great complexities of astronomy surprisingly easy to understand -- and unexpectedly humorous. With the future of manned American space travel hotly debated, the insights he offers in this new collection of essays are timelier than ever. Tyson assesses where the space program currently stands, traces the recent history of a NASA agency buffeted by partisan politics, and imagines how other intelligent life forms in the universe might go about discovering us.
Read about the other books on the list.

See--Kim Stanley Robinson's 10 favorite Mars novels.

--Marshal Zeringue