Parnassus Books welcomes David Weintraub as he discusses and signs Life On Mars.
Is there life on Mars? It’s a question that has captivated us for generations. While we are now closer than ever before to reaching Mars and finding the answer, careful consideration of how, when, and why we should go is essential. Enter, David Weintraub. In Life on Mars, Weintraub – a renowned astronomer and author of such books as How Old is the Universe? and Is Pluto a Planet? – tells the story of our relentless search for life on Mars. In addition to outlining the moral dilemmas that face scientists as they embark on the final stages of Martian exploration, Weintraub shows how Mars mania has dominated our cultural consciousness since we first turned our sights on the planet. With NASA’s Mars Insight mission scheduled to launch in May of this year, LIFE ON MARS is essential reading for anyone interested in space and humanity’s place in it.
David A. Weintraub is professor of astronomy at Vanderbilt University. He is the author of Religions and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will We Deal with It? (2014) as well as How Old Is the Universe? (2010) and Is Pluto a Planet?: A Historical Journey through the Solar System (2006). He is also the content editor of seven recent astronomy books for elementary-age readers.