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Wallace, Alfred Russel
IS MARS HABITABLE? MACMILLAN AND CO., 1907
LOT SOLD. 3,250 GBP
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Wallace, Alfred Russel
IS MARS HABITABLE? MACMILLAN AND CO., 1907
LOT SOLD. 3,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Wallace, Alfred Russel
IS MARS HABITABLE? MACMILLAN AND CO., 1907
8vo, FIRST EDITION, half-title, 2 plates, advertisement leaf at end, original green cloth gilt
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A PIONEERING WORK OF EXOBIOLOGY. Wallace's Man's Place in the Universe (1900) had argued that advanced life was unique to the planet earth. Is Mars Habitable? developed these arguments further in response to Percival Lowell's influential theory that the "canals" he had observed on the Martian surface were evidence that the planet was home to an intelligent civilization. Wallace concluded that the low average temperature, thin atmosphere, and absence of water, meant that the red planet was absolutely uninhabitable.

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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