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Red Planet: Discover Mars through the Stunning Images from Curiosity

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Mars has always dominated our imagination—and now we are discovering more and more about the reality of the Red Planet. Lush and authoritative, this fascinating guide brings Mars to vivid life through incredible images (some never before published) taken from the Mars rovers, manned spaceflights, the International Space Station, and the Hubble telescope. Red Planet ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published October 6th 2015 by Sterling
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Melissa Embry
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A brief history of humanity's fascination with Mars, from ancient times until the 21st century. The photos taken from orbiters and rovers such as Curiosity and its kin amazing. Science author Giles Sparrow's prose commentary is accessible even to lay readers and includes intriguing possibilities for closer exploration and eventual human habitation of the red planet. One quibble -- the text is often printed in white on black pages which provide stunning backgrounds to the photos but can be ...more
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a great book! It summarizes what we know about Mars from ancient times up until 2015. There is a good mix of photos and narrative. The pages are photo paper, and I'm pretty sure that every page except the table of contents and index have photos on them. The science is summarized in a friendly way.

In short - this book is awesome.
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