Planet Mars - Story of Another World

François Forget, François Costard and Phillipe Lognonné

Planet Mars - Story of Another WorldMars, Earth’s sister planet, never ceases to thrill. In the last decade, a dozen space probes and their robot explorers have been sent to the Red Planet; the next 20 years will see more voyages, each one making Mars an even more fascinating place than it was before. Planet Mars: Story of Another World offers a unique insight into this vast and complex planet. Here is the history of an evolving planet, from its birth 4.5 billion years ago until the present day.

Planet Mars goes to the heart of current planetary research. The reader is taken on a richly illustrated journey through the fascinating vistas of the Red Planet, as revealed by recent missions and NASA’s tireless robot geologists. In addition, the book compares the evolution of Mars with that of Earth, in hope of telling us more about our own past and perhaps how life began.

The French edition of this book won the Grand Prix du Livre Scientifique d’Orsay in 2004.

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Extent: 240 pages, 4-colour throughout
Binding: Paperback
Publication Date: August 2007
ISBN: 978-0-387-48925-4

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