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Mars: A New View of the Red Planet

Mars: A New View of the Red Planet (Hardback)

By Sparrow, Giles

The planet Mars has always fascinated humanity, and the findings of the past decade have revolutionized our ideas about our fiery neighbour - revealing its watery past and geological similarity to Earth. This giant volume, filled with the latest and most magnificent images to be ...sent back from Curiosity, will walk you in the footsteps of the NASA probes and rovers that have been surveying the Red Planet from 1964 until the present day. Experience the planet's other-worldly beauty as you hover over sinister dust devils, immense icecaps and textured rock formations. Mars will take you on a sensational journey from the North Pole through to the Southern Highlands, depicting all sides, seasons, channels and chasms of this unfamiliar planet like never before. Detailed and accessible essays explain how the Red Planet was formed, its internal and external structure, weather systems and unique geographical features, as well as evidence of water and, of course, microscopic life. Featuring over 200 spectacular images and colour diagrams, an atlas of the surface and details of the most recent discoveries, Mars is the perfect introduction to this new world. Contents include: Birth of Mars, Evolution, Internal structure, Structure of the crust, Geographical features, Evidence of water, Life on Mars, Weather and seasons, Dust storms and dust devils, Moons of Mars: Phobos and Deimos, Early explorers, 2001 Mars Odyssey, Spirit and Opportunity, Curiosity, Future Mars probes, Humans on Mars.
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ISBN 9781848664616
Released AU 11 Nov 2014
Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781848664616
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
Imprint Quercus Publishing
Released 11 Nov 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Sparrow, Giles
Category Popular Astronomy
Solar System
Space Travel & Exploration
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 358mm
Height: 439mm
Spine: 29mm
Dewey Code 523.43
Weight 3,456g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Mars Planet
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade