A Traveler's Guide to Mars: The Mysterious Landscapes of the Red Planet

A Traveler's Guide to Mars: The Mysterious Landscapes of the Red Planet

by William K. Hartmann
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761126066

ISBN-13: 9780761126065

Pub. Date: 08/01/2003

Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.

In this extraordinary Baedeker—accessible, up-to-date, and prodigiously illustrated with photographs from Mariner 9, Viking, Pathfinder, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the ongoing mars Global Surveyor spacecraft—visitors will encounter:

  • Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in the solar system, rising three times as high as Mount Everest

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In this extraordinary Baedeker—accessible, up-to-date, and prodigiously illustrated with photographs from Mariner 9, Viking, Pathfinder, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the ongoing mars Global Surveyor spacecraft—visitors will encounter:

  • Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in the solar system, rising three times as high as Mount Everest and covering an area the size of Missouri
  • Tharsis Planitia, the "high plains of Mars," with plains rising 29,000 feet—wide enough to cover Europe.
  • Valles Marineris, an equatorial canyon so vast that America's Grand Canyon would be a mere tributary.

Plus: the "face" on Mars, the White Rock, the "Canals" of Xanthe—and the first possible evidence of an ancient Martian life-form.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761126065
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Pages:
450
Sales rank:
774,596
Product dimensions:
5.26(w) x 8.92(h) x 1.05(d)

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