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Dying Planet: Mars in Science and the Imagination

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For more than a century, Mars has been at the center of debates about humanity's place in the cosmos. Focusing on perceptions of the red planet in scientific works and science fiction, Dying Planet analyzes the ways Mars has served as a screen onto which humankind has projected both its hopes for the future and its fears of ecological devastation on Earth. Robert Markley draws on planetary astronomy, the history and cultural study of science, science fiction, literary and cultural criticism, ecology, and astrobiology to ...

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Dying Planet: Mars in Science and the Imagination
2005, Duke University Press

ISBN-13: 9780822336389

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Dying Planet: Mars in Science and the Imagination
2005, Duke University Press

ISBN-13: 9780822336006

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