The Big Book of Mars: From Ancient Egypt to The Martian, A Deep-Space Dive into Our Obsession with the Red Planet

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If you’ve always been obsessed with Mars – and who hasn’t? – then this is the book for you. It’s not quite a fancy coffee-table book, although there are plenty of color, glossy photos and images, but neither is it a text-heavy nonfiction book. Rather, it is somewhere in between, being a large paperback priced at $25. This is a gorgeous book with something for everyone, whether you want to sit down with it for hours and read it cover to cover, or read it selectively, savoring choice bits and stories.

Divided into seven big chapters, The Big Book of Mars runs the gamut of the red planet, going deep into its history and exploring what various cultures thought of the fourth rock from the sun, how it was seen and at times revered, and how the planet is seen by the public today. A whole chapter is dedicated to NASA’s quest to learn more about Mars through the various rovers and landers and missions over the decades. So much more is covered in this wonderful book, from pop culture, to crazy conspiracies, to the future of Mars. Each page is brimming with facts and details as well as beautiful images, posters, and photos from past to present.


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Author Marc Hartzman
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 256 pages
Publisher Quirk Books
Publish Date 7/7/2020
ISBN 9781683692096
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Issue September 2020
Category Science & Nature
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