Mars : From Myth and Mystery to Recent Discoveries, Hardback Book

Mars : From Myth and Mystery to Recent Discoveries Hardback


This absorbing book tells the story of Mars since the dawn of mankind's curiosity for celestial wonders.

It covers everything, right from our ancient beliefs, through the revolution in our concepts of the cosmos around us in the 1600s, to the present day knowledge and beyond.

It takes the reader on a journey all the way to the futuristic visions of science fiction and terraformed Mars with conditions suitable to Earth life.

The story is told in a readable form with an absence of technical jargon.

The text is supported by informative imagery and a simple, but inspiring layout with some special features such as a "flip movie" of the rotation of Mars.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256 pages, 176 Illustrations, color; 54 Illustrations, black and white; XVII, 256 p. 230 illus., 176
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
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  • Category: Popular astronomy & space
  • ISBN: 9780387765075

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