"This is an exhaustive catalog of the author's areas of interest and study; those who share his sensibilities won't mind going along for the ride. (full-color photographs, bibliography, index, not seen) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
In a meandering account of almost everything "earthlings" have thought about the Red Planet, Fradin (We Have Conquered Pain, 1996, etc.) explores such topics as the canals on Mars (signs that past inhabitants irrigated their dry planet?), and speculation on its vegetation, rock formations, and fossil microbes.
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