Mars The Inside Story of the Red Planet
by Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest
Headline Book Publishing, 2001, [First Edition], colour photographs throughout, large format hardcover with laminated pictorial boards, dustjacket, ISBN 0747235430
Like New Condition, minor edge and shelf wear to dustjacket
'Here, for the first time, the inside story of Mard is exained. Award-winning science writers Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest have gained unique behind-the-scenes access to top Mars experts around the world and uncovered overwhelming optimism in the belief that there is life on Mars today. In a story packed with startling revelations, overturned assumptions and breathtakingly ingenious ideas, they explore the passions of Mars enthusiasts - from building colonies in the planet's arctic wastes to devising ways of protecting Earth from possible contamination by Martian bugs.
Now the Red Planet is awakening new dreams and new challenges. A growing band of scientists and visionaries is planning the first human expedition to Mars; their ultimate goal - to transform the Red Planet into another green Earth.