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Mars 3-D: A Rover's-Eye View of the Red Planet Hardcover – November 4, 2008

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Dr. Jim Bell is currently a Professor at Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration in Tempe, Arizona, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Astronomy at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. As President of The Planetary Society, he is an active and prolific public commentator on science and space exploration, earning the 2011 Carl Sagan Medal from the American Astronomical Society. Jim has appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including NBC's Today show and the PBS News Hour, as well as programs on the Discovery, National Geographic, and History cable channels. Author of Postcards from Mars, Mars 3-D, and Moon 3-D, he has been involved in such NASA robotic exploration missions as the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR), Mars Pathfinder, Mars Exploration Rovers, and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, to name a few. The main belt asteroid 8146 Jimbell is named in his honor.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling; First Edition. First Printing. edition (November 4, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402756208
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402756207
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #369,423 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is one of the more ingenious and creative books I've seen in a long time. Chock full of great facts and information about the Mars rovers, the Mars project, and Mars itself. The photos are the real gem, though. Built-in 3D glasses fold out from an inside-cover flap and transport you to the surface of Mars via a ton of 3D images (acquired by the rovers). Mars is, needless to say, both alien and mesmerizing. Truly one of the most enjoyable astronomy books on the market for kids and adults. Great fun.
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Not what I expected. Being a 3-D geek, and reading that the glasses were built into the book, lead me to believe that the photos would be stereo pairs, and not anaglyph, where you wear the red/blue lenses type of glasses. The photos are well done, as is the book, but they are anaglyph images. Had the book been stereo pairs of photographs, and not anaglyph, then it would have been a 5 star book
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Since my name is now on Mars at Gusev Crater (Spirit)and at Meridiani Planum(Opportunity) on a DVD courtesy The Planetary Society I was especially interested in this book. It is a detailed and exciting account of the explorations of two robot geologists with stereoscopic vision and other human-like sensors. These sensors enabled their Earth-bound controllers (and readers of this book!) to remotely study Mars while giving them a sense of actually being there.
Spirit and Opportunity as well as the much larger and more complex Curiosity rover will have provided future human explorers and settlers with invaluable information as to the nature of the most Earth-like planet in the Solar System.
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Mars 3-D: A Rover's-Eye View of the Red Planet (Hardcover) was an excellent compilation of 3D photo's which only required some good 3D glasses (which are available from Amazon) to make it work. The only negative thing I can say is that the books glasses, which have been integrated with the cover, do not make the photo's come to life the way a real pair can. NASA also maintains a web site of 3D mars photo's which will also work very well with standard 3D glasses, however, this book has compiled an excellent collection and saved you much hunting on the web for good quality 3D images of mars.
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