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The Mystery of Mars (Signed)

Ride, Sally; O'Shaughnessy, Tam

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ISBN 10: 0517709716 / ISBN 13: 9780517709719
Published by Crown, New York, 1999
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first edition. Beautifully SIGNED, dated, and inscribed in silver ink by author-astronaut Sally Ride on black endpaper opposite title page ("To Serenity, Reach for the stars!"). Book is As New clean and crisp, as is unclipped dust jacket. The book delves into the natural history of Mars using data from NASA's groundbreaking Pathfinder mission in 1997. Color and black-and-white plates throughout. Oblong 4to. 48 pp. In protective Mylar. A wonderful copy. Bookseller Inventory # 80763

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Title: The Mystery of Mars (Signed)

Publisher: Crown, New York

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition

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In 1997, NASA's Pathfinder began a new era in Mars exploration when it touched down and, along with its tiny rover, Sojourner, explored the Martian surface for the first time in 20 years. In December 1999, a new NASA spacecraft will land on Mars, to  be followed by several more missions over the coming decade. In  The Mystery of Mars, former astronaut Sally Ride and science teacher Tam O'Shaughnessy draw on the latest Pathfinder data, as well as decades of study of Mars, to present a comprehensive overview of Earth's nearest neighbor. With its thin atmosphere, rocky canyons, extinct volcanoes, and icy polar regions, Mars has many things in common with Earth--and may have even had life. Comparing the two planets' evolution, geology, and geography, the authors explain what we know about Mars today and what we hope to learn about it in the future. With lavish color photographs, this engaging and accessible introduction to the Red Planet is the ideal guide to this new age of Mars research.

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Sally Ride and Tam O'Shaughnessy both live inLa Jolla, California.

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Warwick Books, is an Internet-only bookseller that specializes in hard-to-find books for avid readers and collectors. Many of our books are out of print. Specialties include literature, signed firsts, art and photography, design, illustrated books, cookbooks, field guides, children's books, needlecraft books, and Americana. We recently acquired a large private collection of books on military history. The focus is on World War II as well as aviation history. Warwick Books is a member of IOBA, the Independent Online Booksellers Association.

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