There Is Life On Mars Author:The Earl Nelson In September, 1956, Mars will make its closest approach to the Earth for nearly seventeen years, and, at a distance of 35,400,000 miles away, it is not likely to be as near to us again for many years to come. With their most up-to-date equipment, astronomers all over the world will be able to observe the red planet as never before, and Mars will... more » certainly be in the news.
The Earl Nelson, author of the highly
praised LIFE AND THE UNIVERSE,
published in 1953, has made an absorbing and exciting study of Mars and has come to the definite conclusion that plant life, or possibly even intelligent life, exists there; life which may be entirely unfamiliar to us, but which has evolved and adapted itself to suit conditions very different from those on Earth. He discusses the great mystery of the Martian canals and speculates on future space travel, with all the hazards and problems that astronauts will have to face.
Here is all the latest information that science has discovered about Mars and it is presented in such away as to be clearly understood by the non-scientific reader. In fact, no similar book has appeared since Percival Lowell, the famous astronomer, wrote MARS AND ITS CANALS in 1906 and MARS AS THE ABODE OF LIFE in 1908.
For untold ages, men have gazed out into space at the myriad points of light, the stars and planets, marvelling at the immensity of it all, and wondering if, somewhere among those countless specks there were not, perhaps, other homes of life apart from our Earth. This fascinating book will undoubtedly inspire further argument and conjecture.« less