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Description - Mapping Mars by Oliver Morton

This is a narrative history of the men and women who have explored Mars and mapped its surface from afar, and in so doing conditioned our understanding of our nearest planetary neighbour. The maps of Mars are detailed representations of a land as large as all the continents of the earth combined, yet they are being drawn before any human eye has seen the wonders they contain. In this mix of science, travel and the history of scientific imagination, Oliver Morton tells the story of the men and women who are mapping a dramatic, mysterious landscape, without having once set foot on its surface. Filled with detail about volcanoes twice the height of Everest, basins deeper than the Pacific, this book is an account of a world opening up to the imagination.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841156699
ISBN-10: 1841156698
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 22mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Fourth Estate Ltd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 2-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Oliver Morton

Oliver Morton is a science writer and journalist. He has written extensively for New Scientist, Nature and a range of National broadsheets.

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