A Traveller's Guide to Mars: The Mysterious Landscapes of the Red Planet (Paperback)
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Short Description for A Traveller's Guide to Mars In this title, astronomer and writer William K. Hartmann reveals all of Mars' glories, with accounts of discoveries and dozens of up-to-date photographs. Readers can visit the largest volcano in the solar system, the grandest canyon, giant impact craters, lava flows and more.
- Published: 26 September 2003
- Format: Paperback 450 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780761126065 ISBN 10: 0761126066
- Sales rank: 528,756
Full description for A Traveller's Guide to Mars
In this extraordinary Baedeker--accessible, up-to-date, and prodigiously illustrated with photographs from Mariner 9, Viking, Pathfinder, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the ongoing mars Global Surveyor spacecraft--visitors will encounter: Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in the solar system, rising three times as high as Mount Everest and covering an area the size of Missouri Tharsis Planitia, the "high plains of Mars," with plains rising 29,000 feet--wide enough to cover Europe. Valles Marineris, an equatorial canyon so vast that America's Grand Canyon would be a mere tributary. Plus: the "face" on Mars, the White Rock, the "Canals" of Xanthe--and the first possible evidence of an ancient Martian life-form.