Monuments of Mars: A City on the Edge of Forever

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For many years Richard Hoagland alone hypothesized that sentient beings spent time on Mars millions of years ago assembling behemoth structures whose ruins are still seen today. Here Hoagland redefines the solar system as a different place than NASA has presented. The book includes a new preface covering the Mars Global Surveyor photos and NASA's reactions.

In 1976, NASA sent four Viking spacecraft to Mars to photograph the planet and test for the presence of life. ...

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Overview

For many years Richard Hoagland alone hypothesized that sentient beings spent time on Mars millions of years ago assembling behemoth structures whose ruins are still seen today. Here Hoagland redefines the solar system as a different place than NASA has presented. The book includes a new preface covering the Mars Global Surveyor photos and NASA's reactions.

In 1976, NASA sent four Viking spacecraft to Mars to photograph the planet and test for the presence of life. One of the orbiters photographed a mile-long mesa that uncannily resembled a human face. Hoagland takes readers step by step through the NASA images and evidence that a former civilization may have lived on Mars. Photos, maps, and charts.

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"I'm fairly convinced that we have discovered life on Mars. There are some incredible photographs [from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory], which to me are pretty convincing proof of the existence of large forms of life on Mars! Have a look at them. I don't see any other interpretation."
—Sir Arthur C. Clarke

"I've seen the studies and I've seen the photographs—and there do appear to be formations of a 'face' and 'pyramids' [on Mars] that do not appear to be of natural or normal existence. It looks like they had to be fashioned by some intelligent beings. For this reason, I have asked NASA to provide assurances that the Mars Observer mission include this [set of targets] as one of its imaging objectives."
—Robert A. Roe, former Chairman, Congressional House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

"Richard Hoagland has really been very successful [in The Monuments of Mars] because, as you know, not only do we have the Mars Observer coming up, but he has managed to convince the President [George Walker Bush] to state that a return to Mars is one of our major goals."
—Dr. John Klineberg, former Director, NASA-Lewis Research Center

"I'm sure you're aware of the extremely grave potential for cultural shock and social disorientation contained in this present situation, if the facts were prematurely and suddenly made public without adequate preparation and conditioning."
—Heywood Floyd, Head, The National Council of Astronautics, 2001

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583940549
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 712
  • Sales rank: 309,243
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 1.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard C. Hoagland has been a NASA consultant, and Science Advisor to Walter Cronkite and CBS News. In 1993 he won the Angstrom Medal for Excellence in Science. For the last eighteen years, Hoagland has led a multi-disciplinary team—the Enterprise Mission—in an intensely controversial scientific investigation of potential artificial structures on the Moon and Mars.
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Table of Contents

Author's Preface
Author's Preface - Addendum
Publisher's Foreword
I A Modern Martian Chronicle 3
II Discovering the City 13
III The Once and Future Mars 29
IV Testing for the Reality of "Martians" 47
V A City Viewed from Orbit ... Exploring Ruins from a Thousand Miles 65
VI Initial Speculations 87
VII Challenging Assumptions 105
VIII Involving a "Second Opinion" 133
IX The Independent Mars Investigation 145
X We Prepare to Tell the World at Boulder ... Something 163
XI Reaction ... Including from the Soviets 181
XII Laying the Groundwork for a Joint Manned Mission 199
XIII Confirming the Reality of Martians 217
XIV Searching for Their Origins As Well 235
XV A Terrestrial Connection? 261
XVI Going Back to Mars 303
Appendix to the Second Edition 317
XVII Four Years of Additional Research 323
XVIII A Funny Thing Happened on Our Way to Mars 401
XIX The Moon/Mars Connection 443
Epilogue 475
Appendix to the Fourth Edition 485
Index 497
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