A Warmer, Wetter Planet
Jeffrey S. Kargel
Long believed to have been cold, dead and dry for aeons, there is
now striking new proof that not only was Mars a relatively warm and wet
place in geologically recent times, but that even today there are vast
reserves of water frozen beneath the planet’s surface. As well as casting
fascinating new insights into Mars’ past, this discovery is also forcing a complete rethink about the mechanisms of global planetary change.
- What does the drastic turn of events on Mars mean for Earth’s climate system?
- Could life have thrived on Mars very recently, and might it survive even today?
- Will humans be able to live off the natural resources that Martian
hydrogeology now seems to offer?
- How could Mars be transformed into the New World - and should this even be contemplated?
In this absorbing, beautifully illustrated book, Jeffrey Kargel describes the still unfolding revolution in our knowledge about the Red Planet and how future concepts of Mars will continue to be moulded by new revelations of four billion years of geology.Table of Contents
- List of Illustrations
- Foreword by Harrison H. ‘Jack’ Schmitt
- Warm, Wet, Early Mars
- Oceanus Borealis and the Austral Ice Sheet
- Mammoth Ice Age
- Old Times, New Wrinkles
- Living Mars
- The Future Living Mars
- New World
- The Late News
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