How to Live on Mars: A Trusty Guidebook to Surviving and Thriving on the Red Planet

How to Live on Mars: A Trusty Guidebook to Surviving and Thriving on the Red Planet

by Robert Zubrin
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How to Live on Mars: A Trusty Guidebook to Surviving and Thriving on the Red Planet by Robert Zubrin

Thinking about moving to mars?

Well, why not? Mars, after all, is the planet that holds the greatest promise for human colonization. But why speculate about the possibilities when you can get the real scientific scoop from someone who’s been happily living and working there for years? Straight from the not-so-distant future, this intrepid pioneer’s tips for physical, financial, and social survival on the Red Planet cover:

• How to get to Mars (Cycling spacecraft offer cheap rides, but the smell is not for everyone.)
• Choosing a spacesuit (The old-fashioned but reliable pneumatic Neil Armstrong style versus the sleek new—but anatomically unforgiving—elastic “skinsuit.”)
• Selecting a habitat (Just like on Earth: location, location, location.)
• Finding a job that pays well and doesn’t kill you (This is not a metaphor on Mars.)
• How to meet the opposite sex (Master more than forty Mars-centric pickup lines.)

With more than twenty original illustrations by Michael Carroll, Robert Murray, and other renowned space artists, How to Live on Mars seamlessly blends humor and real science, and is a practical and exhilarating guide to life on our first extraterrestrial home.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307450111
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 12/02/2008
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

ROBERT ZUBRIN is a recipient of the National Space Society’s prestigious Robert A. Heinlein Award and is the author of the bestselling The Case for Mars, as well as Entering Space, Energy Victory, and First Landing. He is the president of the Mars Society, an international organization committed to furthering the exploration and settlement of the Red Planet. With a doctorate in nuclear engineering and a master’s in aeronautics and astronautics, Dr. Zubrin led the “Mars Direct” project at Martin Marietta Astronautics (later Lockheed Martin) and is the founder and president of the engineering firm Pioneer Astronautics.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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How to Live on Mars: A Trusty Guidebook to Surviving and Thriving on the Red Planet 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Robert Zubrin has disguised a semi-technical book as an entertaining read. Anyone interested in hard science-fiction or real space travel will find this book fascinating. The only significant drawback is that whatever idiot produced the ebook put the book in, pressed convert-to-ebook, and submitted it. There are major systemic conversion errors even a single read through would have caught.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whoever did the transfer to nook made a lot of errors. But the text is a roit! GOOD mars book.
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