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The Resource 4th rock from the Sun : the story of Mars, Nicky Jenner

4th rock from the Sun : the story of Mars, Nicky Jenner

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4th rock from the Sun : the story of Mars
Title
4th rock from the Sun
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the story of Mars
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Nicky Jenner
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  • Fourth rock from the Sun
  • Story of Mars
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the story of Mars
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eng
Summary
Mars, the red planet, is ingrained in our culture, from David Bowie's extra-terrestrial spiders to Captain Scarlet to War of the Worlds. It has inspired hundreds of authors, scientists and science-fiction writers - but why? What is it about this particular planet that makes it so intriguing? Ancient mythologies defined Mars as a violent harbinger of war, star-gazers puzzled over its peculiar motion, and astrologers defined human personalities by its position and bizarre dance through the sky. And in more recent times, astronomers have explored Mars and its alien characteristics: its dusty red hue, its small moons, its atmosphere, how the planet formed and its mysterious past. Images sent back from various satellites showed startling faces, canals, and pyramids across its surface. Were there Martians, and were they civilized, intelligent, beings? Science-fact is now catching up with science fiction. Robot vehicles have trundled across the planet's surface, beaming back beautiful views of its rust-orange surface, and testing soil and atmosphere to get clues on how the planet has evolved, and whether it supported (or supports) life.There are many more Mars missions planned over the next decade. And while little green Martians are now firmly the preserve of literature, there is growing evidence that the now arid, frozen planet was once warm, wet, and possibly thronging with microbial life. And one day soon humans will set foot on the red planet. What are the challenges involved, and how are we preparing for them? Is there a long-term future for humans on Mars? Nicky Jenner's 4th Rock from the Sun reviews Mars in its entirety - its nature, attributes, and impact on 3rd Rock-culture, its environmental science and geology, and its potential as a human colony - everything you need to know about the Red Planet (and quite a few things you don't)
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Title
4th rock from the sun
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Summary
"Everything you ever wanted to know about the Red Planet, revealed in an up-close and personal tour of Mars."--Provided by the publisher
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10567596
Cataloging source
NZAUC
Dewey number
523
Illustrations
  • illustrations
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Index
index present
LC call number
QB641
LC item number
.J46 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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Fourth rock from the sun
4th rock from the Sun : the story of Mars, Nicky Jenner
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4th rock from the Sun : the story of Mars, Nicky Jenner
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Includes index
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Contents
Mars fever -- The wolf and the woodpecker -- Marvin and the spiders -- Death stars and little green Martians -- The motions of Mars -- The massive Mars problem -- Phobos and Deimos -- The draw of Cydonia -- Life on Mars? -- Robot cars on Mars -- Destination: Mars -- The future of the red planet -- Appendix: Chronological list of Mars missions
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Dimensions
23 cm
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Extent
272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472922496
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)986420708

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