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Mars and Its Canals

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ISBN-10: 1406733954

ISBN-13: 9781406733952

Edition: N/A

Authors: Percival Lowell

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List price: $31.95
Publisher: Read Books
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 444
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.99" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

American astronomer Percival Lowell was born in Boston of a patrician New England family. His sister was the noted poet Amy Lowell. Educated at Harvard University, he established an observatory in Arizona in 1894 (known now as Lowell Observatory). Lowell is best known, however, for his observations of Mars. His advocacy of the presence of intelligent life on Mars had a considerable impact on astronomy during the early twentieth century. Mars is the only planet in the solar system whose surface is directly visible from earth. Lowell and others spent many long nights peering through telescopes at the planet, and they interpreted the random pattern of light and dark areas as a network of dark…