Water on Mars

Water on Mars

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Mars has always held a special interest because of the possibility that life may have existed there. The story of water on Mars is crucial for understanding the planet's geological, climatological, and biological history. In this book Dr. Carr summarizes the history of water on Mars. He highlights problems confronted, addressing them from the records of the morphology of the surface and the chemistry and mineralogy of some near-surface rocks, as revealed in meteorites originating on Mars. The book is well illustrated with imagery from the Viking missions. The water story has important implications for the future exploration of the planet.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 180.34 x 254 x 17.78mm | 703.06g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • halftone, line figures, tables
  • 0195099389
  • 9780195099386

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The book is beautifully illustrated, well written, thoroughly referenced and is an ideal introduction to the fluvial evolution of the surface of our neighbouring planet. New Scientist
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Table of contents

Introduction ; 1. Water Cycle and Stability Relations ; 2. Outflow Channels ; 3. Valley Networks ; 4. Ground Ice ; 5. Climate Change ; 6. Planetary Accretion and Evolution ; 7. Implications for Life ; 8. Future Mars Exploration ; Summary and Conclusions
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