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Topic subjectThe Snows of Olympus: A Garden on Mars
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872, The Snows of Olympus: A Garden on Mars
Posted by dabrownofmn, Fri Jul-09-10 07:59 PM
Genre: Non-fiction

I read this book for research on a SF story I want to write. I had hoped Clarke would discuss terraforming in more detail. A large section of the book is Clarke showing off the images of the Martian surface he created using a computer program, which was interesting if not entirely informative. The book was dated to the early 1990's, so a lot of references to the Soviet Union and the possibility of sending men to Mars by the end of the century seem quaint and out of date. Good summary of the history of our knowledge of Mars. Overall, a good introductory book to Mars.