Mapping Mars: Science, Imagination, and the Birth of a World

Mapping Mars: Science, Imagination, and the Birth of a World

Oliver Morton


Who are the extreme contributors that might take us at the subsequent nice house race, the subsequent nice human recreation, our exploration and colonization of the planet Mars? And extra importantly, how are they doing it? Acclaimed technology author Oliver Morton explores the odd and engaging global of the hot iteration of explorers: geologists, scientists, astrophysicists and dreamers. Morton indicates us the complicated and beguiling function that mapping will play in our figuring out of the pink planet, and extra deeply, what it capacity for people to examine such heroic landscapes. Charting a direction from the nineteenth century visionaries to the spy-satellite pioneers to the technological know-how fiction writers and the arctic explorers -- until eventually now, to the folks are taking us there -- Morton unveils the imperative position that Mars has occupied within the human mind's eye, and what it is going to suggest to achieve those goals.

A pioneering paintings of journalism and drama, Mapping Mars offers us our first interesting glimpses of the area to come back and the curious, strange, and awesome those who will take us there.

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