Title: Mars, The Red Planet
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., New York
Publication Date: 1977
Illustrator: Giulio Maestro
Book Condition: Very Good+
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+
Edition: First Edition
Book Type: Ex-Library
1st. edition, very good+ in red/brown cloth boards with black print along the spine. Ex-library with the usual markings, card pocket with large black "X" and library stamp on the front free endpaper. Pictorial dust jacket is very good+ protected in a mylar cover that is taped to the boards. Tape stains on free endpapers. Latest of the "Books On Astronomy" by Isaac Asimov that continues his survey of Earth's "near" neighbors by presenting all the known facts and some fascinating probabilities in his uniquely clear and interesting way. Discussed is how the red planet's motion helped establish the nature of the solar system. From the earliest speculations about a red dot in the sky to the findings of Vikings 1 and 2, here is the dramatic story of Mars. Bookseller Inventory # 000846
Synopsis: A study of Mars from the earliest discoveries of its distance, size, and satellites to recent data gathered during the Viking probes.
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