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Mars : a tour of the human imagination

Mars : a tour of the human imagination

Author: Eric S Rabkin
Publisher: Westport : Praeger Publishers, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook

Rabkin weaves a chronological tale of many threads, including mythology, astrology, astronomy, literary criticism, and cultural studies.More than 60 brief chapters focus on people, events, or  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric S Rabkin
ISBN: 0275987191 9780275987190
OCLC Number: 1158642164
Description: xiv, 208 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface Acknowledgments Red Light in the Black Sky Starry Night Ancient Egypt: Har Decher The Idealized Solar System What Was A Planet? Mesopotamia: Negral Ancient Greece: Ares Ancient Rome: Mars The Sunset of Mars Changes in Venus Metaphorical Mars Ptolemy The Observation of the Planets Astrological Symbols Days of the Week Alchemy The Mars Symbol Nicolaus Copernicus: Reorganizing the Universe Johannes Kepler: Putting Mars in Its Place Galileo Galilei: Questions of Authority Evangelista Torricelli: How Space Became Empty Christian Huygens: Other Earths? Giovanni Cassini: Very, Very Carefully Isaac Newton: One Big Universe Mars on Their Minds Jonathan Swift: Imaginary Travels William Herschel: Stars and Mars The Solar System Today Asaph Hall: The Sons of Mars Giovanni Schiaparelli: Gaining in Translation Camille Flammarion: Astrophile Extraordinaire Percival Lowell: A Glorious Obsession Percival Lowell: Mapping Mars and Martians H.G. Wells: The War of the Worlds H.G. Wells: Another View From Mars A World Ready to Believe Mark Wicks: A Lowellian Utopia Edgar Rice Burroughs: Mars and America Mars: The Bar vrom Barsoom Dead Mars? Orson Wells: The War of the Worlds Broadcast Marvin the Martian: Playing sith Aliens Ray Bradbury: An American Fairyland George Pal: The War of the Worlds Again Spacecraft: Us v. Them Off to Camp Chemosphere Robert A. Heinlein: The Martian Savior Enter NASA My Favorite Martian The Age of Aquarius The Face on Mars Mars Attacks! Leaving Earth Behind Mars Today Phobos and Deimos Today Men Are from Mars The Nasafication of Mars Mars: The Eighth Continent Marscape Terraforming Mars Red Rover Water on Mars Land of Spirit and Opportunity August, 2003 The Beagle Hasn't Landed A-Roving We Will Go
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"[O]ften clever and even enlightening....Comprehensive collections." - Choice "[P]robes the ways in which Mars has influenced not only the field of astronomy but also mythology, astrology, cultural Read more...

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