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The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Free Pr
Publication date November 1, 1997
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780684835501
ISBN-10 0684835509
Dimensions 1.25 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $16.00
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Summary
Discusses NASA's Mars Direct Plan, explaining the possibilities of Martian travel and the rationale for colonizing and terraforming the planet
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Since the beginning of human history Mars has been an alluring dream—the stuff of legends, gods, and mystery. The planet most like ours, it has still been thought impossible to reach, let alone explore and inhabit.

Now with the advent of a revolutionary new plan, all this has changed. Leading space exploration authority Robert Zubrin has crafted a daring new blueprint, Mars Direct, presented here with illustrations, photographs, and engaging anecdotes.

The Case for Mars is not a vision for the far future or one that will cost us impossible billions. It explains step-by-step how we can use present-day technology to send humans to Mars within ten years; actually produce fuel and oxygen on the planet's surface with Martian natural resources; how we can build bases and settlements; and how we can one day "terraform" Mars—a process that can alter the atmosphere of planets and pave the way for sustainable life.

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Book cover for 9780684835501 Book cover for 9781451608113
 
With Arthur C. Clarke (other contributor), Richard Wagner | Upd rev edition from Free Pr (June 28, 2011)
9781451608113 | details & prices | 383 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.86 lbs | List price $16.99
About: Since the beginning of human history, Mars has been an alluring dream—the stuff of legends, gods, and mystery.
Reprint edition from Free Pr (April 1, 1998)
9780684123424 | details & prices | List price $13.00
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With Richard Wagner | from Free Pr (November 1, 1997)
9780684835501 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Discusses NASA's Mars Direct Plan, explaining the possibilities of Martian travel and the rationale for colonizing and terraforming the planet

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