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The Search for Life on Mars: The Greatest Scientific Detective Story of All Time

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Published to coincide with the launch of NASA’s Perseverance rover mission this summer, the definitive account of our quest to find life on the Red Planet.

From The War of the Worlds to The Martian and to the amazing photographs sent back by the robotic rovers Curiosity and Opportunity, Mars has excited our imaginations as the most likely other habitat for life in the sola
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Hardcover, 448 pages
Published July 7th 2020 by Arcade
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Gabrielle Birchak
Jul 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love this book! If you’re looking for one book to encompass all of NASA’s discoveries on Mars, this is it! The Search for Life on Mars is truly one of the greatest detective stories with such a great, rich history. In this book, Nicholas Booth and Elizabeth Howell leave no Martian stone unturned! This fantastic book covers the rich, full history of life on Mars, from speculation to actual discoveries. Booth and Howell dive deep into the discoveries of Mars while unfolding the wonderful history ...more
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May 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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I'm a pretty big fan of most things "spacey", so when the chance came to read this book I wasn't going to pass it up. "The Search for Life on Mars" takes us through the past, present, and hopeful future of our quest to find life on the Red Planet. It's written very clearly, and is easily accessible to those with very little knowledge. The writing is warm and fun, making the book a real pleasure to read. Top marks.

My thanks to the author, publisher, and Edelweiss+ for an advance copy to review. T
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Aug 20, 2020 rated it liked it
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Lots of science in this one if that's what you like. I like most of it, but it gets a bit wearisome after a while. Plus I can't not see past the fact that if there ever was life on Mars (and a good deal of this book is dedicated to that question) it's not there anymore.
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