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The Planet Mars: A History of Observation and Discovery

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The Planet Mars: A History of Observation and Discovery
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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.

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