Planet Mars - Story of Another World
François Forget, François Costard and Phillipe Lognonné
Mars, Earth’s sister planet, never ceases to thrill.
In the last
decade, a dozen space probes and their robot explorers have been sent
to the Red Planet; the next 20 years will see more voyages, each one
making Mars an even more fascinating place than it was before. Planet
Mars: Story of Another World
offers a unique insight into this vast
and complex planet. Here is the history of an evolving planet, from
its birth 4.5 billion years ago until the present day.
goes to the heart of current planetary research. The
reader is taken on a richly illustrated journey through the
fascinating vistas of the Red Planet, as revealed by recent missions
and NASA’s tireless robot geologists. In addition, the book compares
the evolution of Mars with that of Earth, in hope of telling us more
about our own past and perhaps how life began.
The French edition of this book won the Grand Prix du Livre
Scientifique d’Orsay in 2004.Table of Contents
- Welcome to Mars!
- Martian landscapes
- Chronology of Mars
PART 1: BIRTH OF A PLANET; ±4.6 to ±3.8 billion years
PART 2: A YOUTHFUL MARS; ±4 to ±3.5 billion years
PART 3: THE SLOW METAMORPHOSIS; ±3.8 to ±0.1 billion years
PART 4: CLIMATES AND STORMS; Mars today
PART 5: EXPLORING MARS; 1650±2050
240 pages, 4-colour throughoutBinding:
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