The Resource 4th rock from the sun : the story of Mars, Nicky Jenner

4th rock from the sun : the story of Mars, Nicky Jenner

Label
4th rock from the sun : the story of Mars
Title
4th rock from the sun
Title remainder
the story of Mars
Statement of responsibility
Nicky Jenner
Title variation
Fourth rock from the sun
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Mars, the red planet, is ingrained in our culture, from David Bowie's extra-terrestrial spiders to Captain Scarlet to War of the Worlds. It has inspired hundreds of authors, scientists and science-fiction writers - but why? What is it about this particular planet that makes it so intriguing? Ancient mythologies defined Mars as a violent harbinger of war, star-gazers puzzled over its peculiar motion, and astrologers defined human personalities by its position and bizarre dance through the sky. And in more recent times, astronomers have explored Mars and its alien characteristics: its dusty red hue, its small moons, its atmosphere, how the planet formed and its mysterious past. Images sent back from various satellites showed startling faces, canals, and pyramids across its surface. Were there Martians, and were they civilised, intelligent, beings? Science-fact is now catching up with science fiction
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Jenner, Nicky
Dewey number
523.43
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mars (Planet)
  • Mars (Planet)
Label
4th rock from the sun : the story of Mars, Nicky Jenner
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472922502
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
4th rock from the sun : the story of Mars, Nicky Jenner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472922502
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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