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The Martian : a novel

Author: Andy Weir
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First paperback classroom editionView all editions and formats
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Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive--and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andy Weir
ISBN: 9780804189354 0804189358
OCLC Number: 948748184
Description: 383 pages : map ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Andy Weir.

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Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive--and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills--and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit--he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

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