A Traveler's Guide to Mars

A Traveler's Guide to Mars

The Mysterious Landscapes of the Red Planet

Book - 2003
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Workman Press.
In this extraordinary Baedeker—accessible, up-to-date, and prodigiously illustrated with photographs from Mariner 9, Viking, Pathfinder, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the ongoing mars Global Surveyor spacecraft—visitors will encounter:
  • Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in the solar system, rising three times as high as Mount Everest and covering an area the size of Missouri
  • Tharsis Planitia, the "high plains of Mars," with plains rising 29,000 feet—wide enough to cover Europe.
  • Valles Marineris, an equatorial canyon so vast that America's Grand Canyon would be a mere tributary.

Plus: the "face" on Mars, the White Rock, the "Canals" of Xanthe—and the first possible evidence of an ancient Martian life-form.


Baker & Taylor
A richly illustrated study of the Red Planet utilizes a travel guide format to bring together recent scientific discoveries about Mars, describing such features as its dry riverbeds, huge volcano, possible ancient sea floor, impact craters, and more, all enhanced by a collection of photographs, maps, and artist renderings. Original.

Book News
The section on accommodations is weak, but then so are the accommodations, and readers are not expected to go to Mars, but to look at it through telescopes or in photographs. Hartmann, a scientist and writer currently with the US Mars Global Surveyor Mission, explains what the known features of the planet can reveal about its long transition from an earth-like place to its present condition. Color illustrations abound. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

Utilizes a travel guide format to bring together recent scientific discoveries about Mars, describing such features as its dry riverbeds, huge volcano, possible ancient sea floor, and impact craters.

Publisher: New York : Workman Pub., c2003
ISBN: 9780761126065
0761126066
Branch Call Number: 919.923 HAR
Characteristics: xii, 468 p. : col. ill., map ; 23 cm

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