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“I loved this quietly gorgeous book. Sarah Johnson Stewart brings her characters to vivid life —philosophers and scientists from the annals of Western history, family and teachers from her own life, or the dusty dunes of the ‘red planet’ itself — with clear, almost poetic prose, detailing the history of humanity’s fascination with Mars, as well as her own. You will leave these pages with a deeper understanding of interplanetary science and the wonder of humanity’s next discovery.”
— Jocelyn Shratter, Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

About the Author


Sarah Stewart Johnson is an associate professor of planetary science at Georgetown University. A former Rhodes Scholar and White House Fellow, she received her PhD from MIT and has worked on NASA's Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity rovers. She is also a visiting scientist with the Planetary Environments Lab at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. She won a Whiting Award in Nonfiction for her first book, The Sirens of Mars.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781101904831
ISBN-10: 1101904836
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Publication Date: July 20th, 2021
Pages: 304
Language: English

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