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Mars: A Warmer Wetter Planet

By: Jeffrey S Kargel

288 pages, Col plates, b/w plates


Paperback | Dec 2003 | #137803 | ISBN: 1852335688
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Long believed to have become cold, dead, and dry aeons ago, there is now proof, not only that Mars was a relatively warm and wet place in geologically recent times, but that even today there are vast reserves of water frozen beneath the planet's surface. Kargel uses this proof to discuss Earth's climate system. He addresses questions like: Will humans soon be capable of living off the natural resources that Martian hydrogeology has naturally offered us? Will humans one day be capable of setting off the same chain of events that nature has repeatedly triggered to set off warm, wet episodes on Mars?

Aus den Rezensionen: "! in diesem ! grosseren Werk ! gibt es eine Vielzahl von geologischen Vergleichen zwischen Erde und Mars. Allesamt werden sie mit Hilfe von Fotos belegt. ! Jedes Kapitel wird ! ausserst grundlich mit Hilfe von Skizzen, Fotos und beschrifteten Bildauszugen aufgearbeitet. ! Das mogliche fruhere Leben, wie auch das mogliche zukunftige menschliche werden ausfuhrlich diskutiert. Dabei zeigt der Autor eine Unzahl von Perspektiven auf, wie erste Kolonialisten ein Dasein auf den Mars einrichten und vor allem uberleben konnen. ! reich illustriert !" (in: Freies Radio Kassel (105,8 MHz), 14. Nov. 2006)


Foreword by Apollo 17 Astronaut Jack Schmitt - former US Senator and the last human to have walked on the lunar surface.- Imagining.- Watershed.- Warm, Wet, Early Mars.- Oceanus Borealis.- Outbursts, Outwash, and Outrage.- Life Etched in Stone.- We Will be Martians.- Stepping Stone to the Stars.

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