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1 July 1984
Our knowledge of Mars has grown enormously over the last decade as a result of the Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Odyssey, Mars Express, and the two Mars Rover missions. This book is a systematic summary of what we have learnt about the geological evolution of Mars as a result of these missions. It describes the diverse Martian surface features and summarizes current ideas as to how, when, and under what conditions they formed, and explores how Earth and Mars differ and why the two planets evolved so differently. The author also discusses possible implications of the geologic history for the origin and survival of indigenous Martian life. Up-to-date and highly illustrated, this book will be a principal reference for researchers and graduate students in planetary science. The comprehensive list of references will also assist readers in pursuing further information on the subject. Colour images can be found at www.cambridge.org/9780521872010.
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'Mike Carr, Geologist Emeritus at the US Geological Survey, has participated in virtually all those missions and has probably seen more Mars imagery than anyone; no one is more qualified to write this book. … Astronomy has now abdicated much of the solar system to geology, and no geoscientist with an interest in the revolution should be without a copy.' Journal of Geology --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Up-to-date, highly illustrated, and with a comprehensive list of references, this book describes the diverse Martian surface features, how Earth and Mars differ, and why the two planets evolved so differently. This book will be a principal reference for researchers and graduate students in planetary science. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars 20 Yrs Later, Still the Best Mars Reference 13 April 2000
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20 years after publication, "The Surface of Mars" is still the absolute best starting point for anyone interested in learning the basics about what Mars is like. Chapters describe the channels, craters, volcanoes, history, moons, etc. as best as these topics were understood at the end of the 1970s Viking missions. Even after Pathfinder and with Mars Global Surveyor, this is still the book I suggest people start with to learn about the Red Planet.
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