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"Our little neighbor Mars will be the first New World of the century that has just dawned. Ken Croswell has done a superb job in outlining what is known, and what is suspected, about the next home of mankind beyond the Moon." Sir Arthur C. Clarke
"Ken Croswell has done it again! By combining specially processed images of Mars with an elegant and informative text, he offers us a feast for the mind as well as the eyes." Dr. Owen Gingerich, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
"In MAGNIFICENT MARS, Ken Croswell has succeeded in producing a fitting tribute to our spectacular neighbor. It is an accurate, up-to-date, and highly readable account of how the planet with its huge volcanoes, deep canyons, and dry river beds might have formed and evolved, and whether some form of life might have gained a foothold there. The numerous, large format images, many culled from the latest spacecraft returns, make one gasp in wonderment and awe at this truly magnificent Mars."
Dr. Michael H. Carr, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, and author of THE SURFACE OF MARS and WATER ON MARS
"A splendid survey of what we know about Mars, valuable both to the beginning and to the expert. It is skillfully written and beautifully illustrated. Recommended without hesitation!" Sir Patrick Moore, host of the BBCs "The Sky at Night"
"At last, a work that synthesizes the latest discoveries on the red planet into an accessible yet accurate form. MAGNIFICENT MARS is a magnificent book." Dr. Robert Zubrin, author of THE CASE FOR MARS and President of the Mars Society
"Ken Croswell's MAGNIFICENT MARS is visually exciting, beautifully written, and includes an excellent account of the greatest treasure hunt of all time--the search for signs of Martian life." Dr. Robert Jastrow, director (retired) of the Mount Wilson Institute
"In MAGNIFICENT MARS, Ken Croswell explores the science, the culture, and the romance of the red planet. So thorough is Ken's treatment that, at times, I felt as though Mars had written its own autobiography." Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist and Director, Hayden Planetarium, New York City
"At last, that rare hybrid: a visually striking and scientifically reliable popular book on Mars for those who quit trusting NASA's hype machine after the 'Mars rock' fiasco. Although MAGNIFICENT MARS sparkles with entertaining history, it also offers an unusually balanced, fluff-free summary of research on, and debates about, the Red Planet.
Taxpayers, legislators and Presidential candidates who seek straight talk on what we've found thereor might find after spending billions of additional dollarscouldn't get a trustier guide than Ken Croswell, one of the world's best astronomy writers." Keay Davidson, author of CARL SAGAN: A LIFE
An oversize book of 200 pages at 12 X 18 there are photographs on almost every page. Printed in 2003 it mentions Mars bound astronauts on page 3 and later mentions colonizing the... Read morePublished on October 30, 2013 by ellison
Magnificent Mars is a very good book. Ken Croswell did a good job describing Mars. Mars through the centuries,P Lowell and his false canals et al. are shown. Read morePublished on June 11, 2010 by Thomas Erickson
A must read for anyone who cares about the future. Buy this book for yourself and for your children. Fabulous!Published on May 22, 2005 by Vinnie