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Mars, a cosmic stepping stone : uncovering humanity's cosmic context

Author: Kevin Nolan
Publisher: New York, NY : Copernicus Books in association with Praxis Pub., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Connects ordinary people with the relevance of space exploration. This book encapsulates the 'big picture' about humanity's path to uncovering its cosmic connections and how Mars is critical to that.  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Nolan
ISBN: 9780387341644 0387341641 9781441922304 144192230X 9780387499819 0387499814
OCLC Number: 84150844
Notes: Paperback edition printed 2010.
Description: xxii, 379 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Life in the universe --
The origin of life on Earth --
From antiquity to the canals --
Viking --
The legacy of Viking --
Mars : a cosmic stepping stone --
A grand plan --
The search for life : a planetary perspective --
The search for life : water and the atmosphere --
The search for life : past and present --
A global strategy --
Global programs --
First steps : Pathfinder --
Mars reconnaissance --
Spirit and Opportunity --
A paradigm shift --
Next steps --
Because it's there --
Planetary protection --
A human mission to Mars --
Our life in the universe.
Responsibility: Kevin Nolan.
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