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A passion for Mars : intrepid explorers of the Red Planet

Author: Andrew Chaikin
Publisher: New York : Abrams, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: The quest for Mars is chronicled by bestselling author Andrew Chaikin in this story of a passionate band of Earthbound explorers caught in the irresistible pull of the Red Planet. They include celebrated figures: astronomer Carl Sagan, who champions the idea of life on Mars-; rocket scientist Wernher von Braun, drawing up plans for human Mars expeditions; and science-fiction author Ray Bradbury,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chaikin, Andrew, 1956-
Passion for Mars.
New York : Abrams, 2008
(OCoLC)707439493
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Chaikin
ISBN: 9780810972742 0810972743
OCLC Number: 182779576
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 279 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword / James Cameron --
1: Siren song --
2: Flight plan --
3: Oh, my God moment --
4: Explorer --
5: Art of the possible --
6: Underground --
7: Science without a subject --
8: Not your mother's Mars --
9: Curse of the Red Planet --
10: Spirit and opportunity --
11: Tomorrowland --
Index --
Credits and acknowledgments.
Responsibility: Andrew Chaikin ; foreword by James Cameron.

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Since the 1950s, Mars has been the obsession of a select group of space scientists who have used their time and their influence - sometimes at the expense of their careers - to push for further  Read more...
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