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Mars : from myth and mystery to recent discoveries

Author: Markus Hotakainen
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Springer, ©2008.
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Tells the story of Mars since the dawn of mankind's curiosity for celestial wonders. This book covers our ancient beliefs, the revolution in our concepts of the cosmos around us in the 1600s, the contemporary knowledge and beyond.
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Hotakainen, Markus.
Mars.
New York ; London : Springer, ©2008
(DLC) 2008933673
(OCoLC)191752767
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Markus Hotakainen
ISBN: 9780387765082 0387765085
OCLC Number: 610056969
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 253 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents: Fourth rock from the sun --
God of war, heavenly body --
Martian canal engineers --
Planetary ups and downs --
Unidentical twins --
The new Mars --
Museum of water --
Dead or alive? --
Gallery Mars --
Fear and panic --
One really giant leap --
Green thumbs of the red planet --
Little green persons --
Mars rocks!
Responsibility: Markus Hotakainen.

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