The Red Planet

Mars The Red Planet
Format: Hardback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9780785837558
Publisher: Chartwell Books
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Mars has fascinated the human imagination since before our ancestors developed language, yet we have learned more about the planet since the dawn of the 21st century than we did in all of previous human history. It was Ares, the god of war, to the ancient Greeks and now, it's a curious dead planet just within our reach. Mars features stunning images and the latest revelations in this quest for understanding.

Inside you'll find:
  • The first illustrations of the Red Planet
  • Reconnaissance maps of Mars’ unique terrain
  • An up-close and up-to-date view of the planet via NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Program
  • New evidence for microbial life on Mars
  • Potential terraforming and colonization schemes for future Mars missions
Travel just outside the bounds of your imagination with this illustrated companion to space exploration. An excellent inspiration for future astrophysicists or supplemental knowledge for the backyard astronomer. If you cried when Opportunity (or "Oppy") was shut down, this book is for you.

The author

Giles Sparrow studied astronomy at University College, London, and science communication at Imperial College, before embarking on a career in publishing. Starting out as an editor, he worked on various science reference books for young readers, including DK’s Eyewitness series and their larger Visual Encyclopedia series. He is now a popular science author with a string of beautiful and successful books for adults and children under his belt, including Universe: The Definitive Visual GuideCosmos, Spaceflight, Exploring the Solar System series, and many others.

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Format: Hardback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9780785837558
Size: 9.012 in x 10.984 in / 228.9 mm x 278.99 mm