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The Resource Red Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson, (electronic resource)

Red Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson, (electronic resource)

Label
Red Mars
Title
Red Mars
Statement of responsibility
Kim Stanley Robinson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chronicles the colonization of Mars in the year 2026. In his most ambitious project to date, award-winning author Kim Stanley Robinson utilizes years of research and cutting-edge science in the first of three novels that will chronicle the colonization of Mars. For eons, sandstorms have swept the barren desolate landscape of the red planet. For centuries, Mars has beckoned to mankind to come and conquer its hostile climate. Now, in the year 2026, a group of one hundred colonists is about to fulfill that destiny. John Boone, Maya Toitovna, Frank Chalmers, and Arkady Bogdanov lead a mission whose ultimate goal is the terraforming of Mars. For some, Mars will become a passion driving them to daring acts of courage and madness; for others it offers an opportunity to strip the planet of its riches. And for the genetic "alchemists", Mars presents a chance to create a biomedical miracle, a breakthrough that could change all we know about life, and death. The colonists place giant satellite mirrors in Martian orbit to reflect light to the planet's surface. Black dust sprinkled on the polar caps will capture warmth and melt the ice. And massive tunnels, kilometers in depth, will be drilled into the Martian mantle to create stupendous vents of hot gases. Against this backdrop of epic upheaval, rivalries, loves, and friendships will form and fall to pieces, for there are those who will fight to the death to prevent Mars from ever being changed. Brilliantly imagined, breathtaking in scope and ingenuity, Red Mars is an epic scientific saga, chronicling the next step in human evolution and creating a world in its entirety. Red Mars shows us a future, with both glory and tarnish, that awes with complexity and inspires with vision
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Robinson, Kim Stanley
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3568.O2893
LC item number
R63 2003eb
Literary form
fiction
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  • Planets
  • Space colonies
  • Mars (Planet)
  • Mars (Planet)
Label
Red Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson, (electronic resource)
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Title from eBook information screen
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780553898279
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
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0eafe4c7-7c09-4502-81b4-d2218caf283b
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)ocn232303193
  • (OCoLC)232303193
  • 889705
Label
Red Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Title from eBook information screen
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780553898279
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
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0eafe4c7-7c09-4502-81b4-d2218caf283b
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn232303193
  • (OCoLC)232303193
  • 889705

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