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The Resource The rock from Mars : a detective story on two planets, Kathy Sawyer

The rock from Mars : a detective story on two planets, Kathy Sawyer

Label
The rock from Mars : a detective story on two planets
Title
The rock from Mars
Title remainder
a detective story on two planets
Statement of responsibility
Kathy Sawyer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Sixteen million years ago, an asteroid crashing into Mars sent fragments flying into space and, eons later, one was pulled by the Earth's gravity onto the icy wilderness of Antarctica, where a geologist spotted it. In its new home at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, the rock languished on a shelf for nine years. Then, in 1993, a geochemist unmasked the rock as a Martian meteorite. Before long, possible signs of once-living organisms were detected, and the obscure rock became a rock star. From the second the story broke in Science magazine, it spawned waves of excitement, envy, competitive zeal, and calculation. The narrative traces the steps that led to this risky move and follows the rippling impact on the scientists' lives, the future of space exploration, the search for life on Mars, and the struggle to understand the origins of life on Earth.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sawyer, Kathy
Dewey number
576.8/39
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QB54
LC item number
.S263 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life on other planets
  • Meteorites
  • Mars probes
  • Mars (Planet)
Label
The rock from Mars : a detective story on two planets, Kathy Sawyer
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223071373089
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [373]-375) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Score -- Moon dust -- Odd ducks -- E.T.s handshake -- The convert -- Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy -- The grand inquisitor -- "Klaatu Barada Nikto" -- In the beam -- Schopf shock -- Explorations -- At daggers drawn -- Bingo -- Schadenfreude -- Down the rabbit hole
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 394 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400060108
Lccn
2005046560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781400060108
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
58789284
Label
The rock from Mars : a detective story on two planets, Kathy Sawyer
Publication
Bar code
31223071373089
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [373]-375) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Score -- Moon dust -- Odd ducks -- E.T.s handshake -- The convert -- Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy -- The grand inquisitor -- "Klaatu Barada Nikto" -- In the beam -- Schopf shock -- Explorations -- At daggers drawn -- Bingo -- Schadenfreude -- Down the rabbit hole
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 394 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400060108
Lccn
2005046560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781400060108
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
58789284

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