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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

Label
4th rock from the Sun : the story of Mars
Title
4th rock from the Sun
Title remainder
the story of Mars
Statement of responsibility
Nicky Jenner
Title variation
  • Fourth rock from the Sun
  • Story of Mars
Title variation remainder
the story of Mars
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Mars is ingrained in our culture, from David Bowie's extra-terrestrial spiders to H.G. Wells's The War of the Worlds. The red planet has inspired hundreds of scientists, authors and filmmakers--but why? What is it about this particular planet that makes it so intriguing? Ancient mythologies defined Mars as a violent harbinger of war, and astrologers found meaning in the planet's dance through the sky. Stargazers puzzled over Mars's unfamiliar properties; some claimed to see canals criss-crossing its surface, while images from early spacecraft showed startling faced and pyramids carved out of rusty rock. Did Martians exist? If so, were they intelligent, civilised beings? We now have a better understanding of Mars: its red hue, small moons, atmosphere (or lack of it), and mysterious past. Robots have trundled across the planet's surface, beaming back astonishing views of the alien landscape and seeking clues on how it has evolved. While little green Martians are now firmly the preserve of literature, evidence is growing that the now arid, frozen planet was once warmer, wetter, and possibly thronging with microbial life. Soon, we may set food on the planet. What challenges are involved, and how are we preparing for them? Is there a future for humanity on Mars? In 4th Rock from the Sun, Nicky Jenner reviews Mars in its entirety, exploring its nature, attributes, potential as a human colony and impact on 3rd Rock-culture--everything you need to know about the Red Planet."--Jacket
Cataloging source
NZAUC
Dewey number
523.43
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QB641
LC item number
.J46 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Label
4th rock from the Sun : the story of Mars, Nicky Jenner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn986420708
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472922496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781472922496
  • (OCoLC)986420708
Label
4th rock from the Sun : the story of Mars, Nicky Jenner
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn986420708
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472922496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781472922496
  • (OCoLC)986420708

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