July 7th, 2011 | 0 Comments
Nonfiction had a good showing in the month of June with two anniversary editions of bestsellers: one of which will teach you about America’s past and the other will teach us about its future endeavors. I find that nonfiction books for the general reader, like these, are always a fun way to learn about the complicated things I normally wouldn’t dream of reading about.
The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must by Robert Zubrin
Robert Zubrin is an engineer and creator of Mars Direct, a blueprint for settling the red planet, which has altered completely the way scientists view the potential to do so. This fifteenth anniversary edition of The Case for Mars details how the American Space Program can accomplish such a task. More importantly, Zubrin explains that Mars’ resources make it possible to produce oxygen and fuel. Just the mind-blowing idea of people not only going to, but living on, Mars in our lifetime is enough reason to pick up this book.