Exploring Mars An Interactive Space Exploration Adventure by Steve Kortenkamp
  

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Exploring Mars An Interactive Space Exploration Adventure by Steve Kortenkamp

This book explores various perspectives surrounding the ongoing efforts to explore Mars and the men and women who work to better understand our solar system. Readers are immersed in the action as their choices guide the narrative.

About the Author

Dr. Stephen Kortenkamp is a professional astronomer who studies small solar system objects like asteroids, comets, and moons. His research also involves the formation of planets, both in our solar system and around other stars. Dr. Kortenkamp is a Senior Research Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute (www.psi.edu) in Tucson, Arizona. His research is supported with grants from NASA and the National Science Foundation. He also teaches planetary science at the University of Arizona and in 2011 won the prestigious Innovations in Teaching award from the College of Science. Through the Planetary Science Institute, Dr. Kortenkamp conducts training and continuing education workshops for elementary and middle school science teachers in southern Arizona. He has written more than 20 children's books about topics related to space and has served as a scientific consultant on more than a dozen others. Steve's wife Jane is also a professional astronomer and together they have three young children. When they are not star-gazing, Steve and Jane are competitive endurance athletes who race in Ironman triathlons, marathons, and open-water swims.

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Format

Paperback
112 pages
Interest Age: From 8

Author

Steve Kortenkamp
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Publisher


www.raintreepublishers.co.u...

Publication date

1st December 2016

ISBN

9781474711012


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