Red Planet, The: A Natural History of Mars

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An enthralling narrative journey through the history and geography of Mars by an award-winning writer, geologist and geophysicist.

The history of Mars is drawn not just on its surface, but also down into its broken bedrock and up into its frigid air. Most of all, it stretches back into deep time, where the trackways of the past have been obliterated by later events, and there is no discernible trace of where they started from or how they travelled, only where they ended up.

As NASA lays its plans for a return to the moon and, from there, a manned mission to Mars, there has never been a better time to acquaint ourselves with the dramatic history and astonishing present of the red planet. Planetary geologist, geophysicist and acclaimed SF author Dr Simon Morden takes us on a vivid guided tour of Mars.

From its formation four and half billion years ago, through an era of cataclysmic meteor strikes and the millions of years during which a vast ocean spanned its entire upper hemisphere, to the long, frozen ages that saw its atmosphere steadily thinning and leaking away into space, Morden presents a tantalising vision of the next planet we will visit.

Written with storytelling flair, and piecing together the latest research, data, theories and informed speculation, The Red Planet is as close as we can get to an eye-witness account of this incredible place.
 

(9781783965618)

SKU 9781783965618
Barcode # 9781783965618
Brand Elliott & Thompson Limited
Artist / Author Simon Morden
Shipping Weight 0.0400kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.216m
Shipping Length 0.138m
Unit Of Measure each
Number of pages 240

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