Logo

The Planet Mars: A History of Observation and Discovery

Large book cover: The Planet Mars: A History of Observation and Discovery

The Planet Mars: A History of Observation and Discovery
by

Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN/ASIN: 0816516413
ISBN-13: 9780816516414
Number of pages: 270

Description:
For those readers newly interested in astronomy, Sheehan offers an accessible history of the men who collected data about Mars and interpreted it. The central story is the coherent and compelling narrative of Giovanni Schiaparelli, Percival Lowell and the description of the "canals" of Mars, dark markings that Schiaparelli described and Lowell posited were a civilized society's attempts to harness water from melting polar caps.

Download or read it online for free here:
Read online
(online html)

Similar books

Book cover: The Formation and Evolution of the Solar SystemThe Formation and Evolution of the Solar System
by - University of Oregon
The purpose of this course is to educate you on the basic science behind our exploration of the Solar System so you may make informed choices as future/current voters on issues of our environment and the future of science in this country.
(10071 views)
Book cover: Trans-Neptunian Objects: An OverviewTrans-Neptunian Objects: An Overview
- Wikipedia
A trans-Neptunian object is any minor planet in the Solar System that orbits the Sun at a greater average distance (semi-major axis) than Neptune. The Kuiper belt, scattered disk, and Oort cloud are conventional divisions of this volume of space.
(2711 views)
Book cover: Guide to Lunar Orbiter PhotographsGuide to Lunar Orbiter Photographs
by - NASA
The 1964 Lunar Orbiter program consisted of the investigation of the Moon by five unmanned spacecraft. Its objective was to obtain detailed photographs of the Moon. This document presents information on the location and coverage of all photographs.
(4688 views)
Book cover: To See the Unseen: A History of Planetary Radar AstronomyTo See the Unseen: A History of Planetary Radar Astronomy
by - NASA History Division
A comprehensive history of this surprisingly significant scientific discipline. Quite rigorous and systematic in its methodology, To See the Unseen explores the development of the radar astronomy specialty in the larger community of scientists.
(6719 views)