cover image Mars Beckons: The Mysteries, the Challenges, the Expectations of Our Next Great Adventure in Space

Mars Beckons: The Mysteries, the Challenges, the Expectations of Our Next Great Adventure in Space

Noble John Wilford, Author, John Noble Wilford, Author, Marty Asher, Editor Vintage Books USA $19 (256p) ISBN 978-0-679-73531-1

Wilford chronicles unmanned satellite mapping of Mars's surface and technological hurdles that must be overcome before humans may visit it. `` This is popular science at its best, and will appeal to those interested in the exploration of our solar system,'' said PW. Photos. (Dec.)