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The Martian Enigmas: A Closer Look Paperback – March 1, 1992

ISBN-13: 978-1556431296 ISBN-10: 1556431295

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books (March 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1556431295
  • ISBN-13: 978-1556431296
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,837,765 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In 1976, one of NASA's Viking spacecraft photographed a mile-long formation on Mars that bore a striking resemblance to a human face. Here, Carlotto adds to Richard D. Hoagland's earlier study of the "face," Monuments of Mars (North Atlantic Bks., 1987). Hoagland used computer imaging to examine the face and other intriguing objects nearby. Carlotto presents some new visuals and uses fractal modeling to try to determine whether the face is a natural or artificial feature. The author maintains scientific objectivity throughout, hoping that NASA's 1993 Mars Observer probe will resolve this fascinating puzzle once and for all. Presently, computer analysis shows a reasonably bisymmetrical object with well-defined features suggesting eyes, a ridge-like nose, a mouth, and a surrounding headpiece. Nearby architectural forms appear to be in alignment. Numerous photographs and appendixes help clarify Carlotto's highly technical presentation. Recommended for academic and most public libraries as an antidote to fanciful tabloid reports on the topic.
- Gary D. Barber, SUNY at Fredonia Lib.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Dr. Mark J. Carlotto has written three books on the subject of Mars, including Dead Mars: Dying Earth, The Case for the Face, and The Martian Enigmas. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 13, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book explores the fundamentals of image processing as applied to satellite photography. The author also details the processing of the images of constructed features on the surface of the planet Mars. Mr. Carlotto was able to demonstrate in very easy terms the methods used to illuminate these breathtaking images. I eagerly await any book from this author on the latest set of images taken in 1998.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mac Tonnies on June 24, 2000
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Mark Carlotto's book is a must-buy. Every page is a discovery in itself; the author makes his case, and makes it extremely well: Mars is probably home to non-natural features well within our technological ability to investigate (preferably through manned exploration).
"The Martian Enigmas" is a satisfying piece of popular science that effectively sounds the death toll for "skeptics" who insist it's all our imaginations.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. Sinclair on July 20, 2000
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Carlotto brings state of the art image analysis techniques to bear on the enigmatic objects of Mars' Cydonia region. He shows that there is a high degree of probability for artificiality, something that NASA and Michael Malin vigorously deny - to this day. This book is a must-read for any serious student of the artificiality hypothesis.
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By 1988Navy on July 13, 2014
Format: Paperback
Really fun book, I want to believe but so much of the 'evidence' doesn't pass muster.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "titan2160" on January 1, 2002
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It really looks like a civilization existed on Mars, but the only way to know for sure is to go there. Is NASA hidding the truth? If you found out NASA hid the truth all this time would you be supprised.
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