Landing on Mars: A New Cafe Book Collection


With the recent discovery of liquid water on Mars, comes the arrival of a new, thought-provoking, café book collection! Landing on Mars delves into amazing scientific, anthropological, and philosophical ideas concerning human travel to outer space and the sustainability of life on the Red Planet. Fast forward 10, 20, 30 years? Are you packing your bags, donning the gear, rocketing up…. never to return to the Big Blue? For sure you’ll leave behind the Gottesman Libraries — all her e-books and journals cooling their glory days on the virtual shelf — and you’ll likely discover a whole new kind of hot information adventure! So… just what will libraries and institutions of higher education look like … way up there … ? Charting the future leaves wide scope for the imagination and, to whet your appetite, here are the Everett cafe books on display through December 15th:



Aldrin, Buzz. Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet. [Washington, D.C.]: National Geographic, 2015.

Café TL799.M3 A27 2015




Princess_of_MarsBurroughs, Edgar Rice. A Princess of Mars. New York: Penguin Books, 2007.

Café PS3503.U687 P75 2007





Martian_ChronicleBradbury, Ray. The Martian Chronicles. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2011.

Café PS3503.R167 M37 2012




Comets_StarsFlori, Doug. Comets, Stars, The Moon and Mars. Orland: Harcourt, c2007.

Café PS3556.L589 C66 2007





Elegant_UniverseGreene, Brian. The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimension, and the Quest for t he Ultimate Theory. 2nd ed. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010.

Café QC794.6.S85G75 2010




You_are_HereHadfield, Chris. You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes: Photographs from the International Space Station. New York: Little, Brown, 2014.

Café QB637 .H33 2014


Illustrated_Theory_of_EverythingHawking, Stephen. The Illustrated Theory of Everything. Beverly Hills, CA: Phoenix Books, [2009], 2003.

Café QB985 .H39 2009




Hyperspace2Kaku, Michio. Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension. New York: Anchor Books, 1995.

Café QC21.2 .K3 1995




Almost_HeavenKevles, Betty Ann Holtzmann. Almost Heaven: The Story of Women in Space. Cambridge, Mass.: M.I.T. Press, 2006

Café TL789.85.A1 K48 2006




FailureKranz, Gene. Failure is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2009.

Café TL873 .K73 2009




PostcardsLeedy, Loreen. Postcards from Pluto: A Tour of the Solar System. New York: Holiday House, c1993.

Café and Juv QB501.3 .L44 1993




You_are_The_First_KidO’Brien, Patrick. You Are the First Kid on Mars. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2009.

Café QB641 .O27 2009




Packing_for_marsRoach, Mary. Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void. New York:  W. W. Norton & Company, 2011.

Café QH327 .R63 2011




CosmosSagan, Carl. Cosmos. New York: Ballantine, 2013.

Café QB44.2 .S235 2013




Pale_Blue_DotSagan, Carl. Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space. New York: Ballantine, 1997, 1994.

Café QB500.262 .S24 1997




Sally_RideSherr, Lynn. Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2014.

Café TL789.85.R53 S54 2014




Infinite_WorldsSoluri, Michael. Infinite Worlds: The People and Places of Space Exploration. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2014.

Café TL789.8.U5 I54 2014




Almost_AstronautsStone, Tanya Lee. Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream. Somerville, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 2009.

Café TL789.85.A1 S79 2008




Black_HolesThorne, Kip. Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy. New York: W.W. Norton, 1995.

Café QC6 .T526 1995





Science_of_InterstellarThorne, Kip. The Science of Interstellar. New York: W.W. Norton, 2014.

Café PN1995.9.S26 T49 2014





Death-by_Black_HoleTyson, Neil deGrasse. Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries. New York: W.W. Norton, 2014.

Café QB982 .T965 2014




The_MartianWeir, Andy. The Martian: A Novel. New York, Crown, 2014, c21011.

Café PS3623.E446 M37 2014




Right_StuffWolfe, Tom. The Right Stuff. New York: Picador. [2008], 1979.

Café PS3573.O526 R54 2008





Case_for_MarsZubrin, Robert. The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must. New York: Free Press, c2011.

Café QB641 .Z83 2011



Poster image drawn from The Planet Mars, by J. Mathieu, circa 1955. Ziegfeld Collection of International Children’s Art. Courtesy of the Gottesman Libraries at Teachers College, Columbia University.

At the Everett News Cafe, you’ll find a new book collection every few weeks that relates to current affairs, education, or learning environments. Stayed tuned for the next display, Sensational Gods: A Winter Book Collection!