The Resource Geographies of Mars : seeing and knowing the red planet, K. Maria D. Lane

Geographies of Mars : seeing and knowing the red planet, K. Maria D. Lane

Label
Geographies of Mars : seeing and knowing the red planet
Title
Geographies of Mars
Title remainder
seeing and knowing the red planet
Statement of responsibility
K. Maria D. Lane
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of the first maps of Mars, published by an Italian astronomer in 1877, with its pattern of canals, fueled belief in intelligent life forms on the distant red planet--a hope that continued into the 1960s. Although the Martian canals have long since been dismissed as a famous error in the history of science, K. Maria D. Lane argues that there was nothing accidental about these early interpretations. Indeed, she argues, the construction of Mars as an incomprehensibly complex and engineered world both reflected and challenged dominant geopolitical themes during a time of major cultural, intelle
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lane, K. Maria D
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QB641
LC item number
.L366 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mars (Planet)
  • Mars (Planet)
  • Mars (Planet)
  • Mars (Planet)
  • Mars (Planet)
  • Mars (Planet)
  • Martians
  • 19th century
  • 20th century
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maps
  • Research
  • Science
  • Astronomy
  • SCIENCE
  • Geography
  • Martians
  • Research
Label
Geographies of Mars : seeing and knowing the red planet, K. Maria D. Lane
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Understanding Mars: sensation, science, and geography -- Representing scientific data: cartographic inscription and visual authority -- Representing scientific sites: vision and fieldwork at the mountain observatories -- Representing scientists: heroism, adventure, and the geographical outlook -- Placing the red planet: meanings in the martian landscape -- Toward a cultural geography of Mars: imaginative geography and the superior Martian
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 266 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226470795
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)695993906
  • (OCoLC)ocn695993906
Label
Geographies of Mars : seeing and knowing the red planet, K. Maria D. Lane
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Understanding Mars: sensation, science, and geography -- Representing scientific data: cartographic inscription and visual authority -- Representing scientific sites: vision and fieldwork at the mountain observatories -- Representing scientists: heroism, adventure, and the geographical outlook -- Placing the red planet: meanings in the martian landscape -- Toward a cultural geography of Mars: imaginative geography and the superior Martian
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 266 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226470795
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)695993906
  • (OCoLC)ocn695993906

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